Do Humans Have the Right to Create Life Through Unnatural Means? What Are the Ethical and Moral Aspects of This?
There are two main themes which act in different ways in this novel. One is the myth of modern Prometheus, where Prometheus is replaced by Victor Frankenstein, and steals the fire from the Gods. The other theme is whether or …show more content…
Frankenstein hoped his creature would bless him as their creator, but the exact opposite resulted. Frankenstein was responsible for the creature as a father is responsible for their child, but he denied that fact and tried to escape the creature's misery.
In the times of Frankenstein, cloning didn't exist, so Mary Shelley was truly meddling in a dark subject. There were no laws or religious thoughts on this subject in those times, but that has changed drastically in present times. There are now strict laws on biotechnological science. While we think about molecular genetics, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and numerous other subjects meddling with god-like powers, one should ask oneself this question: Until what point can science guide us? If we are not careful, the world could suffer a similar fate as does Frankenstein.
The moral message Shelley is communicating is understandable, as a morally negligent scientific development can release a monster that can destroy the human civilization.