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Frankenstien's Grant Proposal

            I, alongside a board composed of Doctor's in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology will lead the discussion and evaluation of Victor Frankenstein's grant application. He wishes to continue his research in the field of the reanimation of dead tissue. We realize that this is a controversial matter with many ethical problems; however, we would like to analyze this matter thoroughly because the practical applications of this research to the scientific community may outweigh the negatives. The fact of the matter is that Victor Frankenstein has achieved a feat of science that has been deemed impossible by those who have attempted to recreate Dr. Frankenstein's experiments. This research provides insight to the human nature and existence thought only to be known by god. However, there are many questions of morality that need to be discussed before allowing such research to continue. We will be referencing Victor Frankenstein's previous work and experiences from the text of Frankenstein, the Modern-Day Prometheus written by Mary Shelly.
             From the outcome and tragedies of Victor's previous work, we were shocked to discover that he was applying for a grant to further his research. During his last experiment, Victor appears to dangerously consume himself in his labor and goal of reanimating dead tissue. He quarantines himself in his studies and disregards all else, becoming distant from the outside world. He fails to respond to letters from family as well as taking care of his physical well-being (Chapter 4). Multiple fatalities of people close to Dr. Frankenstein occurred due to his secrecy and neglect of his previous work. His younger brother William and colleague Henry Clerval were killed by the first specimen (Chapter 8 & 19). Robert Walton, who rescued Victor from death in the arctic, quotes that Victor – upon discovering Walton's intent of his voyage to the North Pole – spoke: "You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.

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