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Frankenstein Reflection - The Creation of Life and its Consequences

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´╗┐Title: Creation of Life and its Consequences Date: 3 December 2012 Frankenstein is the ideal classical tragedy featuring a tragic hero. A tragic hero always possesses a fatal flaw in which the protagonist has a moral weakness or human error that causes the protagonist's downfall. In Victor Frankenstein?s case, it was the creation of a man by building him using numerous human parts, in the end this man was more of a monster, a botched experiment, a freak of nature, yet it occurred to me that in fact the actual monster is not this man-made creation, but is none other than the man who created it in the first place. ...read more.


Frankenstein?s blinding ambition prevented him from seeing the potential consequences of his actions until it was too late. The first sign of Victor?s fatal flaw of egotism is that he forgets his bond to nature and to the people he loves. His lack of moral judgment is the catalyst for what becomes the demise of the creature, society and ultimately himself. It would be years before Victor fully realized that his neglect of moral obligation to the creature and society had unleashed a hideous monster that would eventually destroy his society as revenge for the monster?s sense of abandonment. ...read more.


From my standpoint, man or science does not have the right to create life through unnatural means. In conclusion, Frankenstein's efforts to neglect the monster and his responsibilities to the beast as his creator, the monster punishes Victor in the forms of murder, sickness, and disruption in Victor's life. Therefore, we should always be wary of our actions and the subsequent consequences that might follow. In the modern era of research and development, geneticists are now on the verge of creating life from human DNA specimens in hope to artificially recreate human beings. This biotechnological development has come to be known as cloning. And who knows if cloned society could evolve into a race of evil and destruction? ...read more.

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