Theme Of Knowledge In Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein has created a monster in despair who tortures him and his family to seek revenge throughout Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The monster committed many murders which brings up the question can the acquirement of knowledge be too dangerous. Victor’s curiosity put his knowledge to use by making a creation who unintentionally turned out to be a monster that caused unwanted conflict in humanity. The theme of knowledge being too dangerous is connected to the creation of the monster, nuclear weapons, and cloning. With Victor’s knowledge he succeeded at making a living creature but failed to create a human being, he ended up created a monster who turned into a killer. The monster is the one to blame the murders of people close Victor like his brother William Frankenstein, friend Henry Clerval and Elizabeth his wife. The monster attempts to fit into human society but is rejected due to his hideous appearance which causes him to seek revenge on Victor for creating him. William was the first victim the monster met, he revealed he is a Frankenstein which caused the monster to act out in rage.“Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy-to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelly 122).Once realizing who the boy was, the monster acted out and murdered William. The monster had no intention of killing William until he realized who he was related to. Victor is the one to blame for the death of his own brother due to the dangerous creation he made. The monster felt lonely and abandoned by the world causing him to want Victor to create him a mate who would be just like him.Victor ended up destroying the half finished creation right in front of the monster and refused to continue. The monster once again filled with rage, and threatens Victor. “It is well. I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night” (Shelley 143). Victor then wonders who the next victim will be, he knows the monster is angry at what he has done. Henry Clerval’s body was a piece of evidence showing the monster was involved once again. “He had apparently been strangled; for there was no sign of any violence, except the black mark of fingers on his neck” (Shelley 149).The monster took out
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