Frankenstein Chapter 4 Important Quotes

¨My ardour was indeed the astonishment of the students, and my proficiency that of the masters¨ Victor perceives himself surpassing all others at the University
with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries Condemns the failures of others in his field, in a similar way to Walton lamenting the crapness of his crew.
To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death Demonstrating the inextricable link between death and life of which the Creature is a result.
I paused, examining and analysing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke upon me – a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple The moment of his epiphany, after complex detailed examination. The symbolism of knowledge as light. Arrogance clearly displayed.
A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me Wishes for the future of his Creation. Poignantly ironic expectation of love and gratitude. Godlike aspirations. Dialogue of species and race.
No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs His expectations of parenthood, mirroring his own experience but belying what is to come
I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime Raising question of guilt. Solitude. Implies the guilt he will come to feel – and that he is deserving of it.
“‘Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow,'” Victor saying that knowledge can be dangerous sometimes… “ignorance is bliss”

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