Frankenstein

Quest for Knowledge Francis, Blake, Josh

Quotes Referring to Knowledge

Chapter 2: Victor

It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things, or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or, in it highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.

Chapter 3: Victor

So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve: treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.

Chapter 4: Victor

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.
Chapter 7: Victor
A flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.
Chapter 13: Monster
When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Chapter 24: Victor
Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.

Modern Connections

Knowledge is important in today's world because most jobs require college education. The percentage of high school kids who go to college after graduation is 70 percent, this is a huge amount of kids and shows that knowledge is required by today's world. The link below will show the percentage of high school students that go college.

http://askville.amazon.com/percentage-high-school-students-college/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=65827570

The current unemployment rate for people without college degrees is right above 7 percent, while the unemployment rate for those with college degrees is right below 4 percent. This shows that education is important for getting jobs in today's world and influences if we get jobs. The link below shows the percentage of people that get a job with and without college degrees.

http://www.businessinsider.com/college-vs-no-college-unemployment-rates-2013-6
Big image
Big image