The Arguement Of Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley’s graphic novel, Frankenstein insight to a seductive analysis of the dangers associated with the attainment of knowledge presents itself. The main protagonist, Victor pretentiously states, “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, then he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.” This leads to the conclusive stance which the general unknown leads to unpredictable consequence to itself; but in this case Victor Frankenstein’s attempt is an example contemporary innovation and selfishness. Even in modern day the unknown becomes answered at the expense of the general public. For example, Former CIA subcontractor, Edward Snowden committing treason at the…show more content…
Leading to his innovative behavior in creating the monster. Taken in the literary sense, the monster is a tragic hero that pertains to the outcome of Victor's actions. Philosophically, suggesting that a tragic hero obtains characteristics and is faced by certain circumstances. The Monster is destined for failure but so is Frankenstein himself, a quote which The Monster pronounces himself as wretched, leads to believe that Victor’s creation is just a mirror image:
But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living thing. I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among me, to misery; I have pursued him even that irremediable ruin. (Shelley 231)
In several different occasions, after this totally obliterate his life and result in his demise, both specifically and by implication, of many individuals. This, obviously, can be tied into his obtaining of an excessive amount of
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