THE ANTAGONIZING FATE OF TWO MEN
“The game of life is a game of boomerangs.Our thoughts, deed and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.”
Victor Frankenstein believes his demise to be the fault of his never-ending quest for knowledge. This obsession however, this need to attain vast information is not the only key. His fate is more attributable to his lusting ambition, his shear ignorance and, later-on the all-consuming feeling of remorse.
Victor Frankenstein, a young Swiss boy, who grows up in Geneva reading the beliefs of the once great alchemists. This ultimately serves him cruelly when he attends university at Ingolstadt. There he learns, not about the familiar alchemy, but about the modern science.
With his knowledge and understanding of the works of alchemy and of modern science, he becomes fascinated with the “secret of life”. His aspiration for knowledge ultimately releases the secrets to life and drags a creation, a living being, into the world.
Victor's lusting ambition is at the heart of Frankenstein. For all Victor wants is to race beyond the limits of know all known science and alchemy and examine the secrets of life. Similarly, Robert Walton makes an attempt to outdo every previous expedition by attempting to reach the North Pole. This merciless pursuit of knowledge proves dangerous, for as Victor’s act as god, ultimately results in the destruction of everyone dear to him, and Walton finds himself trapped between sheets of bitter polar ice. The difference between Victor and Robert is that, Victor develops an obsessively malicious hatred towards the monster, which in due time drives him to his death, where as Walton sees the other outcome and intelligently pulls back from his precarious mission, having erudite from Victor’s example, just how incredibly destructive a thirst for knowledge can be.
Victor Frankenstein was a highly knowledgeable man, but entire…