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Knowledge Kills: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay

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Albert Einstein once said “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” Knowledge can be good because it makes one successful. Then, it can also be very bad such as a criminal being too smart for the police, he or she can keep committing crime. Too much knowledge is dangerous because it may harm many, which means that many die or get scarred for life because of one simple guy with an excess of knowledge. First of all, too much knowledge can cause one to judge. Victor states “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I have endeavored to form?” (Shelley 47). In this quote, Victor judges the monster as soon as he is born. Due to the monster looks and…show more content…
This is parent-child conflict. Victor is the parent of the monster and he just leaves him to be hated and not raised correctly. This has irresponsibility all over it, because due to this stupid act his life is tortured by Frankenstein. This quote also has another way of showing irresponsibility. Victor created this creation and it goes around and kills many throughout the book. Though, if Victor were to be responsible for his own creation, then nobody would have died. This could have lead Victor’s life to be great. With all that knowledge Victor just wasn’t responsible enough, so he shouldn’t have even created the monster. In real life, many that have an excess of knowledge tend to be irresponsible such as they get too smart to use certain materials. There is always a procedure to go through when doing something and when someone is too smart they don’t follow the procedure and bad consequences can happen. Also, another example is that Victor knows he is really smart and he never thought of what could happen if he made the monster. In this case due to his irresponsibility he could not handle the monster and he starts killing and being a fear to many. All of that happens just because of one who is too smart and can’t take responsibility of his own creation. Too much knowledge can also be a weapon.
Third, knowledge can be used as a weapon of harm
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