In fiction, there is a fun innate humanity in human beings leading to their creativity. Both Frankenstein a novel by Mary Shelly and A Beautiful Mind a movie by Ron Howard, discuses similar topics where fiction was encapsulated by psychological ideas. In the movie John Nash a mathematical brilliant suffers from schizophrenia, which psychological disorder that cause to live in hallucinations, Similar Victor Frankenstein was also mentally ill he suffered from egotistic and schizophrenia. Both of them created fictional characters that only exist in their minds. Schizophrenia leads to live in illusions to the point where the person could not distinguish between reality and delusions
Knowledge is facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It is seen as a key to unlocking so many secrets unknown before. In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein it focuses on the life of Victor Frankenstein, from the moment he was born to after his death. Victor is very into the idea of science and philosophy and wants to learn more on these topics that he decides to go to college especially to learn about the human body. He is so intrigued by the human body so much that since he believes he has enough knowledge - that he obtained from his studies - he decides to take the opportunity of creating life himself.
In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, Shelley conveys the pursuit of gaining knowledge and isolation and how it affects someone mentally by using similes, diction, contrast, and hyperbole. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is telling Walton how gaining knowledge has turned him into a different person. Walton is making a comment of what he knows of Victor's story and how he thinks Victor was like in his prosperity of knowledge. “He is thus noble and godlike in ruin!”
In Frankenstein we see many ways that the book shows pursuit of Knowledge. Victor Frankenstein shows many times of him pursuing knowledge, such as when he found the book. “Ah! Cornelius Agrippa! My dear victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash”
Throughout Frankenstein, Mary Shelley shows how dangerous knowledge can be. Discuss. In her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley highlights how the pursuit of knowledge can lead to disastrous consequences when it is placed in the wrong hands. This is evidenced by Victor Frankenstein’s carless actions, and that of his creation when it is discovering the world and society for the first time.
“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us” Adlai E. Stevenson. The politician explains his perception of creativity in this quote along with its connection to ambition by relating determination and faith to the discovery of knowledge. He believes that nothing can restrict our drive to seek information when one entirely devotes himself to the pursuit. Similarly, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Robert Walton, and the creature all attempt to acquire arcane knowledge at any and all costs. Their ambition drives them to take risks and even put the lives of themselves and others on the line.
In order to convey a message author sometimes breaks away from the traditional way of portraying a protagonist. They do this to maybe go against other books written within the same genre or to make them stand out. Some books that have exhibited this characteristic are; Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and the fairy tale The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. In each of these stories, the author creates a protagonist that goes against the norms of the genre.
Morality is the basis on which people make their decisions every day. People have the ability to decide for themselves what is right or wrong. Since morality can be argued as being personally subjective, mental state is obviously an important factor in moral decision making. In her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses Henry Clerval as a foil to Victor Frankenstein in order to emphasize Victor’s own mental state, and ultimately question the morality of Victor’s actions, thus highlighting how state of mind affects choices on what is morally right or wrong. One of the important functions of Henry as a foil to Victor is to highlight Victor’s state of mind in the novel.
It’s often said that knowledge is power. But there can always be too much of a good thing. The theme of seeking unnecessary knowledge is prevalent in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The 3 main narrators seek this knowledge constantly, and it is clear that it will lead to their own individual downfalls. The seeking of unnecessary knowledge proves to be the downfall of Victor Frankenstein, the monster, and almost to Robert Walton.
Justine Apit Honors English 2 Mr. Sutton Victors downfall Victor’s downfall was caused by his failure of balancing his ego. The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein who struggles to balance his ego which results to his downfall. Victor Frankenstein started as a normal kid from a noble and well off family. He gets interested in studying natural philosophy, alchemy and chemistry.
How do male character shape or influence the texts in The Crucible and Frankenstein? “Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence” (Unknown), it is human nature to want power and influence. The male characters in the following texts have achieved this goal. Society has portrayed males as dominant figures. Males govern the better positions in society whereas females generally do not.