Frankenstein Essay | The Pursuit and Danger of Knowledge in "Frankenstein"

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The Pursuit and Danger of Knowledge in "Frankenstein"

Summary: The characters of Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein" suffer loss in their pursuit of knowledge to help humankind.
Mary Shelley portrays two characters, Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton, who shared the same characteristics and personalities, in her novel, Frankenstein, Both individuals have dreams of Each of these characters has dreams of prominence and a designed plan to bring this eminence about. However, the visions, thoughts, and actions of both men followed similar patterns; Frankenstein and Walton both undertake a journey to greatness at a cost they cannot afford. The pursuit of knowledge and the danger it brings about requires a higher price than either character can afford. Patricia Neal once said, " well-educated men chose to explore the unknown and expand mankind's knowledge of the universe." Robert Walton has this desire for knowledge and a thirst for the unknown. In his letters he reveals to his sister that he hopes to help humanity and to be well known someday by finding...

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