Pursuit of Knowledge Results to Dangerous Emotions

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“Pursuit of knowledge results to dangerous emotions”

We humans don’t realize the conditions that knowledge can bring if not responsibly used. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, education played a major part in the story. She explains that gaining too much knowledge can be a downfall. A perfect example is Victor, who is fascinated by the mysteries of the nature. He keeps himself away from his social life and puts all of his time to his education. He proves that gaining a lot of knowledge made him create dangers to his life and loved ones. Another example of knowledge creating danger to his life was the Monster. The Monster gained too much knowledge and it becomes an dangerous aspect to him. This dangerous aspect led to an emotional flaw. The obsession of knowledge led to dangerous emotional distress that is dangerous . The pursuit of knowledge results to dangerous emotions.

Victor attacks his studies with enthusiasm and ignoring his social life. He sees it as a mystery to be researched. He sees it as something with secrets that once figured out must be guarded from others who may become jealous of the new discovery. Victor begins to study how the body is built and how it falls apart. Victor shows how he becomes obsessive with making this creature. He states "I collected bones form charnel-houses and disturbed, with profane fingers, the tremendous secrets of the human frame. In a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house, and separated from all of the other apartments by a gallery and staircase, I kept my workshop of filthy creation: my eyeballs were starting from their sockets in attending to the details of my employment. The dissecting room and the slaughterhouse furnished many of my materials; and often did my human nature turn with loathing from my occupation, whilst, still urged on by an eagerness which perpetually increased, I brought my work near to a conclusion."(Shelley, page 66) This movement of knowledge proves that he put...
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