Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Frankenstein, and its Implications on the Study of Science

Allanigue, Eric John V,
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Frankenstein is a product of the imagination of one person, which sparked into an ideology that even defers morality and science to its core. The idea of bringing someone dead back to life is a thrilling but terrible thing to do. Imagine yourself sleeping at peace, and someone would wake you up. You wouldn’t want that, would you?

In the study of science, we should consider the pros and cons of the implications of crossing the line that divides life and dead. The role of morality is to give boundaries to what one can do to pursue the acquisition of knowledge. Now the big question is, “What do you consider as moral and immoral when it comes to scientific study?” As one of my friends told me, you can say that bringing the dead back to life, like in the case of Frankenstein, is immoral, but how do you consider someone killing something for the sake of science? But indeed, it is unavoidable to compromise life when you want to understand it better.


The resurrected monster removed of its capacity to speak was probably a move made by the director to give a movie a sense of horror than science fiction. If you were a normal person, walking amidst the darkness, and you will encounter something like Frankenstein, I believe that it would scare the guts out of you.

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