Def.- facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.


"was over come with delight at the warmth, I experienced joy" (Shelly 85). He discovered fire and was very happy.

"quickly drew it out again with a cry of pain" (Shelly 85). He discovers that fire will hurt you if you get too close so he says sway from it,

"But success SHALL crown my endeavors. Wherefore not? Thus far I have gone, tracing a secure way over the pathless seas, the very stars themselves being witnesses and testimonies of my triumph. Why not still proceed over the untamed yet obedient element? What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?" (Shelly 8). Robert Walton is talking about his attempt to discover a passage to the north poll.

"One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race" (Shelly 12). He talks about knowledge being more valuable then life itself. He wants to find a passage to the north pole.

Modern times knowledge

I medical research today we even sometimes place science over lives. It is a necessary step to advance us as a society. The only way to see if something will work is to try it on a real human. If it doesn't work then the person could be in danger but if it does the rewards could be incredibly valuable, and save many lives.

Quotes (Continued)

"My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child's blindness, added to a student's thirst for knowledge." (Shelly 25). As a child he wanted to know more about science. But he father was did not know much about science so he had an unquenchable desire to acquire more knowledge about the natural sciences.

"I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge." (Shelly 101). Victor is thinking about what happened when he created the creature. Then he says the smarter you become the sadder you become.

Works Cited

Shelly, Mary. Frankenstein. Ed. Walter James Miller and Harold Bloom. N.p.: Signet Classic, 2000. Print.

"Past Medical Testing on Humans Revealed | Fox News." Fox News. FOX News Network, 28 Feb. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.

Background (explained)

The champagne in the background represents victor being birthed into a wealthy family. Then it is ironic because his wife to be was killed on there wedding night and champagne is used to celebrate a wedding or a large occasion.
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