The Pursuit Of Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been”. –Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein, written by the English author Mary Shelley, was a gothic, horror fiction, soft science fiction novel, published in London on 1818. The pursuit of knowledge is at the heart of Frankenstein, as Victor attempts to surge beyond accepted human limits and access to the secret of life. Frankenstein has several characters, some of them are very important for the developing of the story. There is Victor Frankenstein, a young Swiss boy, who grows up in Geneva reading the works of the ancient and outdated alchemists, he learns about modern science, becomes…show more content…
Takes him into the ship and there Victor tells him the story about the monster he created. He starts by telling Walton about his early life and his interest on natural philosophy, chemistry and his desire on discovering the secret of life and how he actually finds it. By putting together pieces of different bodies he creates something and brings it to life. When he looks at the monstrosity that he has created he is horrified by it and runs away with remorse and guilt. He was planning on going back to his hometown Geneva when he receives a letter from his father which said that his little brother William was murderer. Someone else was accused of the death and is executed even though the monster was the one who killed him. Victor goes to the mountains where he meets with the monster and the monster begs him to build a partner for him so he can be with someone. At first Victor refuses to do so and after a while he accepts to create a female partner for the creature, but after seeing what he is creating he destroys the female creature and the monster enraged swears that he will take revenge. Then Victor gets marry and his wife gets killed by the monster. Later in the story Victor vows to find the creature to destroy it, tracks the monster and in a dogsled chase, he almost catches him, but the ice breaks. Walton encounters Victor. Victor, already ill when he meets Walton, dies days
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