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“ALL KNOWLEDGE IS SORROW” In Regards to CH. 6-7 of Frankenstein By: Audrie Moses & Katelyn Jennings
ECCLESIASTES 1:17-18 17And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. 18Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.
CHAPTER 6 Plot Developm ent Characte r Developm ents Literary devices Developm ent of theme Literary or artistic connecti on After suffering a mental breakdown upon the completion of the creature, Victor is left wary of his work and all that it holds. Clerval remains at Victor’s by Victor’s side and provides Victor with letters from his family in Geneva. Victor’s spirits are slowly lifted and there is a hint of hope for Victor’s future. Victor left his home in the hopes of obtaining greater knowledge at University. After this recently acquired knowledge “fails” Victor loses his identity and escapes into his mind, a shell of the man he once was. Clerval also returns, finally in favor of his father, and provides friendship for Victor during a time of need. Diction: The strong word choice throughout the chapter strongly supports the necessary tone of the novel. Flashback: Victor constantly has flashbacks of his gorgeous country of Geneva (life appears to consist in a warm sun) which tells that his dreams are that of quaint, happy life. One that he no longer possesses. “A selfish pursuit had cramped and narrowed me, until your gentleness and affection warmed me and opened my senses; I became the happy creature who, a few years ago, loved and beloved by all, had no sorrow or care” (46). Victor is suffering in his own sorrow over the creations made by his own hand. His pursuit for knowledge has left him haunted.
CHAPTER 7 Plot Development Character Development Literary Devices Development of Theme Literary/Artis tic Devices Recently nursed back to health by Clerval, Victor is slowly returning to his “old” self. Yet, he soon learns that his dear brother William has been murdered. This prompts Victor to return to his family’s estate in Geneva, where he quickly learns that the killer of his dear brother is his own creation. Victor is just recovering when he learns that his creation murdered his dear sibling. He shows his true colors when he stays quiet about his discovery of the true murderer, a killer made his own hand. Elizabeth’s character is grieving the loss of William and shows her grief, yet remains strong for the family. Foreshadowing: Victor’s attempt to keep the creature from his thoughts and remain happy in his pursuits alludes that soon the creature shall again return and cause chaos. Simile- Victor has made himself a coward and is new to feelings of such depth, he feels like a child new to the world’s suffering. (“I wept like a child” (49). “I do not know what you mean but to us the discovery we have made completes our misery” (52). The knowledge that Victor has been blessed to acquire has been misused and is now the bane of Victor’s existence, for the knowledge he possesses has created the murderer who haunts his family. www.youtube.com/watch? v=4trn2lJxl0 0 http://hellop oetry.com/p oem/856807 /the-flight- of-the- coward-king/
ARTISTIC/ LITERARY CONNECTION Weep for yourself, my man, You'll never be what is in your heart Weep, little lion man, You're not as brave as you were at the start Rate yourself and rake yourself Take all the courage you have left And waste it on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head –Mumford and Sons, Little Lion Man http://hellopoetry.com/words/397/cowar d/poems/