Knowledge in Frankenstein
By Nick Sherman
Quote 1 Knowledge
Ch 2 pg 23
This quote connects to the theme of knowledge being dangerous because Frankenstein's knowledge causes him to create the creature. This eventually causes turmoil for his family through death. The creature also changes Frankenstein's personal life, causing him to be depressed and scared of the future.
Quote 2 Knowledge
Ch 4 pg 38
This quote connects to the theme of knowledge being dangerous because Frankenstein's creation is starting to cause havoc in his life. He is scared of what the future holds. He also wants people to learn from his mistakes to never let this happen again.
Quote 3 Knowledge
Ch 10 pg 83
The quote connects to the theme of knowledge being dangerous because the creature realizes that he his hated by man. With this knowledge, he needs to discuss with Frankenstein about why he looks the way he does.
Quote 4 Knowledge
Ch 15 pg 110-111
This quote connects to the theme of knowledge being dangerous because the creature knows of his hideous look. He wonders why Frankenstein built him this way. He also again makes the connection that his looks are the main reason why other humans act so harshly towards him.
Quote 5 Knowledge
Ch 21 pg 155
This quote connects to the theme of knowledge is dangerous because Frankenstein knows that he is indirectly responsible for the murders of his close friends and family. This is eating him inside as a person because he wishes he could have saved these people. Also, he knows that he can never let his family know the truth about the murders because it will leave him in trouble.
Quote 6 Knowledge
Ch 23 pg 178
This quote connects to the theme of knowledge is dangerous because it shows that along with wisdom, people can become ignorant because they become so involved with one topic. (Ignorance is a trait that is not liked by others because it promotes the fact that people are not knowledgeable.) This happens with Frankenstein because he becomes so involved with his creature that he lacks the social skills to communicate with others.
Frankenstein and Creature view on knowledge
My view on knowledge
Modern Connection 1: School
Modern Connection 2: Work
Modern Connection 3: Daily Life
Why knowledge is important
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"Theory of Knowledge Guide." Theory of Knowledge Guide. International Baccalaureate Organization, n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2015.