The Role Of Cloning In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, is a book that tells the tale of a man who creates life, a feat only reachable by mother nature, and is possibly this man's worst decision ever. Mary Shelley wrote the book this way for a reason. She goes into how this creature is able to uproot his life, y ending many others. 198 years later, we are faced against very similar issues. Something that many modern scientists are faced with today are whether or not they should do something, regardless if they can or not. Some feel that “if we can we should” and they don’t put any deeper thought into it. While others feel strongly that we should thoroughly think through what we are doing, and how it will impact ourselves and our future generations. In the novel Frankenstein, the scientist, creates a monster without considering what it may be capable of.…show more content…
Cloning is a great example of this, it is a modern advancement and it gives us the ability to recreate animals, and even people. While at the same time it is often considered inhumane. Dolly the sheep was a famous sheep who was cloned from another sheep, exactly like her. Although it was a success, there were serious long term effects and Dolly died at an abnormally young age. Other types of cloning could also improve the quality of life greatly for many people. Recently, scientists have found a way to clone and recreate organs, so organs can be donated without the need for someone else to die. Like regular cloning, this is still new and could have possible long term
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