Acest eBook conține rezumatul și caracterizarea personajelor principale ale romanului Frankenstein de Mary Shelley. Vei găsi materiale atât în limba engleză, cât și un rezumat tradus în limba română.
In this study guide we will help you analyse the novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley in 1818. Besides finding help with the analysis, you will also be able to read the summary of the book in its entirety. We also provide the description the Victor Frankenstein and the creature.
The quotes in this study guide is from the 2003 Penguin Classics version of the novel.
Two of Victor Frankenstein’s key characteristics are his desire for knowledge and his ambition. He discovers a love for learning at an early age:
The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember. (p. 38)
Here, Frankenstein reveals his fundamental flaw – an obsessive wish for knowledge that will eventually cause his downfall. Almost as soon as he arrives at university at the age of 17, his ambition becomes apparent and he is determined to achieve something extraordinary in his scientific studies:
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. (p. 49)