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The main motif in Mary Shellys Frankenstein is acquiring knowledge The three main characters of the book Walter Victor and the monster are on a quest for knowledge Each of the three desires knowledge of a different sort but in all cases the knowledge and experience they experience are dangerous and unsatisfactory Robert Walton attempts to reach the North Pole a mission that many before him have failed to complete Although Walton is aware of the fact that his quest is dangerous These are my enticements and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage he is seeking to acquire knowledge that hasnt been revealed to anyone before him He ends up trapped in between two sheets of ice Victor Frankenstein a well-educated man that is constantly involved in the study of science is fascinated with the ability to form a life The knowledge that Victor obtains disconnects him from the outside world He spends his entire time on his project creating new life Since he is so involved in his work Victor looses touch with his family his friends and with his future wife By discovering the ability to create life Victor brings the dreadful monster to life Victor becomes very ill since the thought of the life he gave the monster is constantly on his mind and it makes him sick Eventually the horrifying creature leads to the deaths of all of Victors beloved relatives and also kills Henry his close friend The monster is created as an enormous creature with the mind of a new born After a while without any relation to human beings it settles near a house in the woods Through the cracks in the wall of the house the monster learns a lot about human interaction understanding the sounds made by them and eventually it acquires the knowledge of language and is able
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