Knowledge a nine letter word, who knew that such a simple word could create so much chaos throughout peoples lives. The quest for knowledge is both exciting and dangerous the characters in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein prove this.
Victor Frankenstein is interpreted to be a selfish scientist. Eve is looked at as the naïve young lady who fell for Satan’s deceptions. Both Frankenstein and Eve lose themselves because of their hunger for knowledge. Eve was curious she wanted to be remembered and Victor wanted to do what no other man had done before. While, both of these characters thought knowledge was a key to their success it ended up becoming their greatest downfall.
Victor and Eve both lost themselves while on the quest for knowledge. Victor became consumed in regret for the monster he unleashed on the world and Eve also became overwhelmed with regret, because of the plague we know to be sin that she released upon humanity.
Although Satan can be blamed for Eve’s suffering he felt that God owed him. He was cast out of heaven then became thirsty for knowledge on how to take revenge on God and find him self. The creature thirsted for revenged on Victor when Victor made it clear he thought of the creature as an outcast. Throughout Frankenstein the creature teaches himself to talk and walk, while in Paradise Lost Satan tries to teach himself how to become a ruler.
Both characters are looked as rejects from their societies. Satan suffers an eternity in hell and the creature kills himself after Victor dies because he feels his quest is over. Both characters started out on a quest to exact revenge but turned their journeys into them finding themselves. Neither succeeded in the end their abuse of knowledge led each character to their own demise.
In life everyone thirsts for knowledge. Knowledge is both a dangerous and exciting thing. Although knowledge is an aspiration for many people to much knowledge can be threatening to ones mind. A...