scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 3,249
Moral Values in Frankenstein It is said that every story has a moral or sometimes if you look hard enough there are many different morals within one story In the well-written novel Frankenstein the teenage author Mary Shelley teaches us about moral values In most cases moral values result in a positive way but if there is an obsession for wanting something too much it could turn into a negative situation Shelley makes it evident that in most situations too much desire for a moral value such as knowledge love or ambition can result in suffering and agony for the characters in the novel The first moral value that leads to suffering for the characters of the novel is knowledge At the beginning of the story Victor thrives on learning about natural sciences When he is thirteen Victor comes upon a volume of the works of Cornelius Agrippa After he studies the whole works of Agrippa he moves on to Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus But here were books and here were men who had penetrated deeper and knew more I took their word for all that they averred and I became their disciple It may appear strange that such should arise in the eighteenth century but while I followed the routine of education in the schools of Geneva I was to a great degree self-taught with regard to my favorite studies My father was not scientific and I was left to struggle with a childs blindness added to a students thirst for knowledge Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosophers stone and the elixir of life but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention Wealth was an inferior object but what glory would attend the discovery if I could banish disease from the human frame and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death pp 39-40 It is evident that this
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA