Cloning Connected to Frankenstein

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Determining what is ethical and what is not ethical can rely heavily on possible consequences. The author of “Frankenstein” displays this in the novel. The novel “Frankenstein” is about a how a man named Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of bringing life into an inanimate object, by robbing body parts and creating a monster. This monster seeks revenge on his creator, as well as the society because society rejected him. The main part of this essay is to compare a real world bioethical issue to the events of “Frankenstein”. The novel has a direct relationship with real world cloning because many see this as a wrong in the human society, both in the book and in the real world. Cloning is unethical because clones would be treated as a second class citizen, due to its imperfections. In the novel, The Monster was treated differently and shunned from society, which shows a connection between how clones in the real world would be treated. This puts the creation into a state of hatred and pain, which pushes it to do unforgiving things like the monster did in “Frankenstein”. For example, when the monster explains to Victor how hideous and disgusting he has made him he says, “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance” (Pg. 93). The Monster was treated like a second class citizen due to the way he looked. The novel shows how possible benefits do not overcome the amount of consequences cloning could cause, making cloning a bad practice. This makes cloning and unethical practice as well since possible consequences could be the deaths of others. Until most if not all consequences are determined, this makes cloning to be unethical. In the real world, cloning is significant because numerous studies are being done on cloning. Knowing something such as how the community...
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