Lack Of Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“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 his world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow (Shelley).” Knowledge is one of the most powerful tools one could possess, especially when used correctly. Learning and knowing things are both huge parts of living and growing and becoming a functioning part of society. In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, the use of knowledge is a huge concept found throughout the book as well is the concept of a noble savage. Knowledge proves itself to be both good and evil depending on the person absorbing and using it for whatever their reason may be. With this in mind, notice how the man with the years of schooling and decades of experience and intelligence gained throughout his lifetime, also known as the scientist, doctor, or creator is…show more content…
Shelley had a vision and a reason as too why she, as well as her fictional character Victor, creates this monster. Victor was a student at the University of Ingolstadt where he became a doctor fascinated with the idea of life and death. He had a good thing going for him and was to be married soon to his fiancé, Elizabeth. Unfortunately, Victor Frankenstein’s obsession got the best of him and he began losing focus on the important things in his life. Victor was warned by his friends, family, and fellow scientists that what he was trying to accomplish was morally wrong and should not be a topic to be played with. It turns out karma got its revenge on the doctor when the monster he rejected began killing his loved ones off, especially his bride to be, Elizabeth. On the night of their wedding the monster, proving his warning “I shall be with you on your wedding night”, showed up and ripped the unlucky bride’s heart right out of her chest
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