What flaws do all humans share? Greed, jealousy, and curiosity are commonly found in men.

Alas, if you look at all of the major heroes over the past century, and inspect the lives of our greatest politicians, and one will find that all of them have a thirst for knowledge. Victor Frankenstein, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein had a thirst for knowledge as Dracula did for blood. This pursuit of knowledge that man strives for leads to the destruction of some of the characters in Frankenstein. “Ah! Cornelius Agrippa! My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash” (Shelly 20), Frankenstein’s father says to him. Because of the, “Don’t do it because I said so” statement which his father produces to him, Victor was given the “fatal impulse that led to [his] ruin” (21). Frankenstein had a “student’s thirst for knowledge” in the area of science. He wanted to know how things ticked, and was very interested in ancient sciences that related to nature. Frankenstein attempted “the raising of ghosts or devils” (22) but was unsuccessful. His lack of success in this made the man push himself harder. Frankenstein began constructing human using scraps of bodies which he found. He shut himself out from the rest of humanity and he “could not tear [his] thoughts from [his] employment” (33). Alas, the final product was not as the doctor had hoped as “breathless horror and disgust filled [his] heart” (35). The human that he had wanted to create was now a monster. His need to know everything, to take the power of god into the hands of a human, ultimately leads to Victor’s destruction. The monster that Frankenstein created strikes back against the doctor, as the monster sees no point to his existence, and becomes bitter against his creato

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