He is ready to create a bride for Being, “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me.No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs” (Shelley 54).
However, what he means is that such artificial limitations will practically excuse the immoral side of such research, “Such a limitation avoids many of the legal, if not moral and religious, objections to cloning” (Hudock 1973). Hudock states that in the question of genetic engineering the scientific goal to find the answer outweighs presumable objections, “I base this conclusion, as well as my reservations concerning any artificial reproductive technology, not on any moral, ethical, religious or legal considerations, but rather on the necessity of solving the greatest problem of genetic engineering of all – the size of the human population” (Hudock 1973).
Besides providing vast information on the human development, cloning gives a tool to tailor humans to one’s parameters.
It also investigates forbidden borders, which shall never be crossed by science: creation of life, birth and death.
Mary Shelley depicts the main hero, Victor Frankenstein, as an explorer, who, being seduced by scientific discoveries, reaches a taboo sphere of playing God and creating new life.
Frankenstein started realizing that implications of his investigations might be unpredictable.
By this Shelley warns that the ongoing chase for scientific discovery may lead to an unexpected destination point if not being controlled and judged by morality.On one hand, if medicine is able to help cure a lethal defect of a newborn baby, it definitely must do so (Calverley 2001).However, there should be strict regulations and an authority control over the process to avoid research and experiments in the sphere of genetic engineering.Shelley shows the reader that even the brightest scientific query may have dark side, which becomes visible after crossing the line.As Victor says, “None but those who have experienced them can conceive the enticements of science” (Shelley 50). And being seduced by unknown horizons scientists may lose the sense of reality and step too far in their desire to learn.The period of 17 centuries basically created the foundation for further medical experimentation because experimental observation was beginning to be recognized as a reliable scientific tool (Davies 2004).Mary Shelley’s is a story of the human’s endless pursuit of knowledge, disastrous desire of power over the nature and scientific thirst without any moral against the background of industrial age.Can science or medicine be used for killing humans since they were created to save lives?People can never know what price they will pay for intervention in the nature’s plans.As Shelly allegorically reminds the reader about the consequences – Being was eager to revenge for his lost bride.Another possibility to draw line between and modern world is cloning.