My Reflections on Humanities 260
I was reading the novel, it was apparent that a person’s education was
contributed to there stature in society and their families views of
education. In the novel, Walton had a
neglected education but read books of poetry advance his intelligence. Elizabeth
did not really pursue an extended education, due to family
felt it was her duty to take care of the family and home after her
died. Clerval wanted to pursue an
extended education but early on was forbidden by his father. Years later, he gained an education through
the experience of traveling throughout the world. The
creature learns many things during his
isolation from the oldest sister of a small poverty stricken family by
listening to her teach her younger siblings. He
also learns from observing the environment in which he
on the other hand had a strong thirst for knowledge.
It all started one evening during an electrical
storm in Belrive when he was fifteen years old. At
this age he was already interested in the writings of
Albertus Magnus and Paraclsus. When he
was seventeen years old he started his studies at the University of Ingolstadt.
Professor M. Walton had the same views as
Victor when it came to his education interests and told him to pursue
branch of philosophy and mathematics that he could.
He became the professor’s protégé. As Victor continued his education, M. Walton
explained how to use the various machines in his laboratory and
Victor could use them when he became advanced enough in his studies to
equipment. At this point in the novel,
Victor decided his destiny, to create the monster.
After two more years of study, Victor decided
that he had learned as much as he could. Hence
the quote “In other studies you go as far as others
before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific
there is a continual food for discovery and wonder.” (35-36).
reading the novel of Frankenstein, Do
you feel that Victor had a “more substantial life” then his friends and
due to his extensive education? Why or