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    Topic: Cloning
    I need some ideas to write a five page researched paper. Based on the reading Shelley's Frankenstein. Need to focus on deal with current issues in the medical and/or scientific field that directly relate to society today or to an issue of personal responsibility or a moral or ethical dilemma. Three outside sources

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    Please allow some of my ideas/notes to guide your research:

    First, you need to articulate a thesis to connect the novel to science. You might argue that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein warns that scientists must apply ethical and moral considerations and also assume full responsibility for the outcomes of their experiments, especially in light of current cloning debates. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein offers basic moral questions associated with cloning and other genetic experiments.

    When you look at Shelley's preface, it seems to present a cautionary tale about cloning's detrimental effects with: "My imagination unbidden, possessed and guided me.. I saw with shut eyes, but acute mental vision, - the pale student of unhallowed arts standing before the thing he had put together, I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion... frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world. His success would terrify the artist; he would rush away from his odious handiwork, horror stricken.... He (the artist) sleeps but he is awakened; he opens his eyes; behold, the horrid thing stands at his bedside, opening his curtains and looking on him with yellow, watery, but speculative eyes."

    As you offer further evidence from the book, you might argue that although Victor ...

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    Help with Frankenstein connections is given.