Frankenstein Quotes: Danger and Allure of Knowledge Flashcard Example #51855

(knowedge) clings to the mind, when it has once seized on it,
like a lichen on the rock, creature, C13
Why not still proceed
over the untamed yet obedient element?, Walton, L3
(speaking of philosophers) I became their
disciple, Victor, C2
The most learned philosopher…had partially unveiled that face of Nature,
but her immortal lineaments were still a wonder and a mystery, Victor, C2
he appeared to despise himself
for being the slave of passion, Walton, L4
I ardently hope that the gratification of wishes
may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been, Victor, L4
But I – I have lost everything
and cannot begin life anew, Victor, L4
(passion for science) I find it arise, like a mountain river…but, swelling as it proceded, it became
a torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys, Victor, C2
learn from me…by my example,
how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, Victor, C4
I would sacrifice my fortune, my existence, my every hope
to the furtherance of my enterprise, Walton, L4
when 15 Victor “beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak” during a thunderstorm, saying “I had never beheld anything so utterly destroyed”, C2
describes self as a “blasted tree”, C19
(on modern science) I was required to exchange chimeras of boundless grandeur
for realities of little worth, Victor, C3
one by one the various keys were touched which formed the mechanism of my being: chord after chord sounded,
and soon my mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose, Victor, C3
dreams that had been my food and pleasant rest for so long a space
were now become a hell to me, Victor, C5
sorrow only increased with knowledge. Oh, that
I had for ever remained in my native wood, nor known nor felt beyond the sensations of hunger, thirst and heat!, Creature, C13

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