These comparisons analyze two horrendous experiences and tales of science that did go wrong. From creating a living monster from a decomposing body to the creation of pure evil, the two scientific thinkers differ in many areas. Apparently, the two scientists are ultimately not held accountable for their respective actions despite some grave scientific errors they did commit. Instead, their findings and assertions still form an integral part of modern science applicable in most scientific discoveries and experiments. Frankenstein, for instance, after numerous scientific discoveries are becoming increasingly horrified of his creations and ultimately contemplate abandoning his works. Science is portrayed as a ‘horrifying’ reality given the various consequences it is associated with.
Most of the scientist who initiated investigations did not see the final execution of the studies as postulated in the comparison between the two scientists. For example, Dr. Jekyll on seeing Frankenstein abandon his numerous scientific experiments and observations, he still finds his experiments intriguing. Notably, the initial response of both scientists to creation is very explicit and undeniably different. Another message that is very evident from Frankenstein’s abandonment of a scientific experiment, is that there are clear demarcations and limitations in the demesne of science and deity. Indeed, certain inherent issues can best be understood by a ‘supernatural being’ and competing with such powers will be inherently horrifying. The statement is justified after Frankenstein had animated the ‘monster’ he created with life, a horrific experience forcing him to his experiments.
Unlike Frankenstein, Henry Jekyll is motivated by a sense of power and irresistible wickedness by the way he displays his admiration and marvel of his new scientific discovery. He is not very honest in his intention to create a human being and prove other biblical findings irrelevant. The way the two scientists treat their respective experiments tells a lot about their characters. While Jekyll and Hyde are both very enthusiastic about their scientific studies, Frankenstein opts to give up on his experiment terming it a terrible idea. Frankenstein is portrayed as a man full of integrity and true to his beliefs and intentions while the other two scientists (Jekyll and Hyde) are depicted as self-centered and selfish. Frankenstein is also more remorseful for initiating such experiments after realizing that he was wrong to question creation while Dr. Jekyll is arrogant and repugnant.
What is very apparent is the inadequate responsibility from the doctors whose negligence resulted in deaths of innocent individuals. This lack of integrity is also portrayed in both Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll, who did not tell the truth concerning the extent of their experiments opting to eliminate most of the evidence of their respective scientific works. Illogicality and absolute wickedness define some of these scientific experiments that were conducted by both Dr. Jekyll and Frankenstein. Ultimately, both scientists were obliged to accept the fact that despite their scientific acquaintance and self-importance, they could not overcome some of the mysterious and inconceivable circumstances in life, for instance, creation.
The experiments explicitly help in comprehending the scientific thoughts and justifications that were predominant in the 19th century. The realization upsetting certain laws of the universe and experimenting with the unknown, forces Frankenstein to give up his scientific experiments on creation.
This lack of integrity is further portrayed in the way both scientists ignore human nature and instead embark on disastrous and aggressive experiments that control their consciences. The idea of creating a supreme being engulf their mindsets without taking into consideration the possible outcome of their respective actions.
In essence, every scientific study is controlled by specified codes of ethics that are comprehensive and based on specified levels of integrity. Adhering to these ethical standards is a requisite condition for all research scientists. Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll violate most of the ethical standards and integrity that govern scientific research. As demonstrated by the two scientists, any violation of such integrity will ultimately affect the outcome of the experiments and the primary essence of science. Integrity is ruptured when the two scientists falsify evidence of their experiments to obtain a desirable outcome. Both Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll only aim at satisfying personal aspirations and ego instead of concentrating on valid and viable scientific discoveries. Obsessed with their respective quests to control human behavior and the secret of creation and life, the two scientists crossed the ethical limits of human scientific studies.
The associated consequences are tragic, a fact accredited to a ‘questionable research’ conducted by the two scientists. The integrity of scientific research was significantly compromised by the two scientists, Frankenstein, and Dr. Jekyll. Although Dr. Jekyll used himself as a subject in the experiment, human experimentation is a violation of integrity and research practices. Frankenstein’s use of human cadavers is also considered an absolute desecration of integrity in scientific research. Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll performed most of their scientific studies in privacy without involving their colleagues and in deliberate disrespect for the possible danger to the society. Per se, these scientific studies should serve as examples of the dreadful effect of science when integrity is compromised.