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by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Chapter 2 Quotes

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I have described myself as always having been imbued with a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature. In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied. (2.7)

The secret nature of scientific knowledge prompts Victor’s obsessive desire to go deeper in his quest for the secret of life.

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