The following discourse is based on the analysis of Mendel’s Dwarf by Simon Mawer. In the analysis, the paper examines the impact the novel made on the understanding of genetics. As well, it examines the relationship between scientific inquiry and societal constraints as an ethical issue as it is presented in the book.
Mendel’s Dwarf is a scientific thriller that explores the world of genetics by offering a reflection on life from the perspective of a fictional character named Ben Lambert. Ben is presented as a victim of an error that left him as an odd one out in his society. He is a dwarf in spite of his parents being of average stature. The kind of experiences he encounters in life including ridicule and isolation makes him pursue education as an alternative interest with the objective of establishing a solution for his misgiving.