Pursuit of Knownledge Essay

In my opinion the pursuit of knowledge can destroy us because you can become too curious and end up finding out something that you don’t want to know. “With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being to the lifeless thing that lay at my feet” (42).

Frankenstein explains that he is curious about what will happen when he brings this unknown creature to life and this quote also shows that he is determined to do it.This quote also represents that the pursuit of knowledge will destroy us because once the creature comes to life Dr. Frankenstein will not know what hit him. “By the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs. ” (42). I this quote shows that Frankenstein just realized what he created and realized his creativity got the best of him.The choices we make affect the people and environment around us because as you make a decision the people around you have to deal with the consequences just like you do.

“We passed a few sad hours until eleven o’clock, when the trial was to commence. My father and the rest of the family being obligated to attend as witnesses; I accompanied them to the court”(64). This quote is showing that when victor goes to court for being accused of Williams murder his family has to go as a witness that he didn’t, which shows that people that didn’t make the decision are also having to deal with the consequences. He held up the curtain of my bed; his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaw opened and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled on his face” this quote is showing that since he created the monster, the creatures now has feelings that Dr. Frankenstein doesn’t have for the monster.

He runs out of the house and doesn’t come back, which probably left the creature in a confusing state of mind, Frankenstein was like the creatures father in a since.


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