Frankenstein – ambition and arrogance quotes Flashcard Example #4902

“In the temple where the names of homer and Shakespeare are consecrated”
He believes he will be as important as homer and Shakespeare (arrogance)
“I preferred glory”
I ardently hope that the gratification of of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you as mine has – victor
The secret of the magnet” – walton
Wants to discover
Drunk also if the intoxicating draught” – victor to Walton
Referring to ambition
Love for the marvellous – Walton
Over ambitious
“Success” and “triumph”
Says wants to “benifit mankind” but wants reallythe “enticements of glory”
“It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn” – Walton
“A new species would bless me as its creator and source” – victor
“Many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me” – victor
“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix”
Linking to the idea of compass and a guild

Ambition as positive ?

Ambition takes over your mind

Frankenstein wants to “banish disease”
Walton wants his trip to be of “inestimable” benefit” to mankind
However their arrogance means
Walton “preferred glory” and Frankenstein says the new species will “owe their being to him”
In contrast clerval “doing good” is the “end and aim of his soaring ambition”

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