Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

When Dr. Frankenstein's monster went out of control, did Dr. Frankenstein diserve any blame?

Or shall we just blame the monster's free will?


Its never the creator's fault, is it? Shouldn't we always blame the dumber party when two parties create a mess?

21 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Of course he doesn't. Just like I wouldn't deserve the blame if I were to fall asleep at the wheel of my car and run over five people at the bus stop. All I did was put the car in motion. I didn't direct the car into the bus stop... hell, I wasn't even awake for the event! So, clearly the loss of life and limb was the car's fault, not mine.

  • 4 years ago

    Look. I don't hail anything nor am I affected by what the newspapers tell me I should be astonished or sad about especially in matters of science. We do not know all the factors involved in making this life. We don't know the people or the philosophy behind their work or where the money came from to do so. The bottom line is that it appears to me this will be all about the money. And also we don't know who the competitors are to even try and do these things. Of course now a days there are no newspapers now that really do investigative reporting. Now they are all tabloids and creating attention getting headlines to pull readers in. Also no atheist should be happy about this because it shows, if this report is substantiated and really true. That it did take intelligence to create this life. That it was not an accident but it was done so by design, albeit human. The impact of the future? Look at what atomic energy and the creation of atomic bombs got us. I fear a more dangerous use for this kind of technology. The use for creating a human being. But it will not be the product of two human parents but of a substance like human genetic material. That will enable beings that are more spiritual than physical to be housed inside them and live here with man. We already know what happened in the ancient days of Noah to know what kind of relationship that created for both God and man. But all that is just me. And yes I am a futurist somewhat. I am fascinated with the possibilities out there that man can achieve. But only if governed from a moral framework that will serve both God and man. I could say more. We are not God. And if it got out of hand and it too becomes self aware like in the Terminator movie and it becomes some cubic borg like entity where it grabs all life forms to be part of it. Then I fear that what we hail today may be just us reopening up Pandora's box out of ignorance but so called scientists who were not guided by morality but by money. For it is the love of money that is the root of all evil. Later.

  • 1 decade ago

    Are we talking about one of the movies or the book? Heck, while we're at it, we might as well be talking about the Marrvel Comics interpretation. At the end of it all, all we've got is interpretations.

    You could blame the creature for it's behaviour.

    You could blame ol' Vic for using a brain that had already begun to rot.

    You could blame the society that tortures those that are different.

    You could blame Mary Shelley for hitting the tequila before going to bed (Frankenstein was the result of a drunken bet and a nightmare).

  • Daniel
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's the state's fault for failing to provide adequate mental health assistance to the man whose that criminal brain belonged. With proper public health assistance the monster would have never received a bad brain to begin with, and Dr. Frankenstien had a valid lawsuit had he pursued it. Since the monster is deemed criminally insane he's not responsible for his actions. So, in answer to your question, we need to blame the public health administration.

    Dr. Frankenstien's design was good. His creation was good. It's societies fault for failing the monster by introducing evil into it. You can't blame the creator, the fault lies in the actions of responsible parties.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. Dr. Frankenstein, though irresponsible to give the monster freedom, designed the creature to be a good person, as is evidenced by its sporadic bursts of morality throughout the novel.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Well, based on the answers I've seen here that say scientists should not be hobbled by moral or ethical fears of what their research might unleash, and should not be accused of "playing god" whenever they push the boundaries of scientific experiment, I'd be forced to say "no." I can't see what Dr. Frankenstein did as that much different from genetic engineering of human/animal hybrids currently being created.


    Source(s): Not a scientist, so what do I know?
  • 1 decade ago

    It was Dr. Frankenstein's upbringing of the monster that caused the monster to act like he was.

    Source(s): Don't look up.
  • Serena
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Well the book supports partly blaming Frankenstein...

  • 1 decade ago

    yep. the Dr never stoped tpo ask if he should but if he could. The monster in the book did not have the capabilities to make decisions for himself. Although how many people are brought back from the dead, for me to know this, i don't know.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If it's the Gene Wilder Frankenstein, then no.

    If it's the Tim Curry Frank-n-furter, then yes.

    Bit of a toss-up, really.

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