Recently I’ve begun reading the classic novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. This novel is famous for featuring a monster that had been created by Victor Frankenstein but was definitely not what the scientist had in mind. He became appalled by the monster as he just wanted to create life. His curiosity and thirst for recognition had created this problem and Frankenstein is quick to abandon the creature.
Throughout history, man has invented some things that they aren’t particularly proud of. The atomic bomb is an example of an impressive creation that did more harm than good. In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar was given a substance that helped his brain repair itself which made him almost as intelligent as humans. With this new found intelligence, Caesar was able to lead an “ape uprising” where the apes would take over and become the apex predators.
Will Rodman simply was trying to test some cures for Alzheimer’s on chimps but was quickly astonished by what he was able to create. Little did he know that this would result in an uprising. Humans were no match for the chimps after they had gained intelligence for they were already physically superior. Rodman was responsible for the take over of chimps and a change in the course of their history.
Ambition is definitely a quality that is beneficial for innovation and progression of the human race. However, ambition can be dangerous and has led to many issues in the course of history. Rodman and Frankenstein took on experiments that they weren’t ready to handle which led to their demise. Their ambition had backfired and they ended up regretting their decisions in the first place.