In Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor's pursuit of knowledge (without any limits or taboos) is one embedded in the interest of science. One could justifiably argue that without obsessions such as Victor's, science would not be in the place where it is today.
Taking away the fact that he, a man, is able to give life, without being a woman, releases Victor from any taboos associated with religious thought. Another perspective regarding this is that Victor is able to do something that, to this point, only God has been able to do.
Taking away the taboo of one acting within the restraints of having a "God complex", one could look at the advantages of being able to re-animate life. Too many times doctors and emergency technicians have been a second to late in being able to restore life. Here, Victor is able to do just that.