Power Of Knowledge In Frankenstein

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The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is one of the great works of the 17th century. The piece of literature helps young adults understand the true power of knowledge which, in relation to the book, is its theme. The theme of the novel goes with a common saying in the 21st century. “Knowledge is power,” is often used to encourage children in school. However, it is seen in the book that too much knowledge can harm one. Often in gothic literature, there is a greed or a hunger for power or revenge. In Frankenstein, the greed is for knowledge. A college student, Victor Frankenstein, is obsessed with finding a way to resuscitate a body. However, as his work consumes him in entirety, Victor realizes how sick he is. He says “Learn
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