The Novel ' -victor Frankenstein '

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“The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own.” -Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein was and had always been a curious boy and intelligent boy. His childhood consisted of revealing and investigating facts about the world that he lives in. This undoubtedly led to his desire to explore and take part in adventures including his journey to the North Pole later on in his life. The quote itself however, has several interpretations. The first part explains that the world had so much to uncover, to reveal about itself. To Victor, he thought that it was a secret land that was yet to be discovered and possessed so many secrets that were left to be unveiled to the public eye. At birth, his curiosity lingered throughout not just childhood but also carried into his adult life. His curiosity was his excuse that he created to take the blame for his actions. He was curious about nature, and also about the fact that his father insisted on him not pursuing a career in chemistry. His insistence to find the truth soon led to the demise of many of his loved ones through the creation of Frankenstein, the monster he created because he was inclined to know about nature and chemistry. On the other hand, Elizabeth was not curious. She viewed the world as a vacant, blank canvas that people sought to fill with the imaginations and rather, aspirations of others as well as her. This shows the extreme…
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