After the "success" of his experiment, what does Frankenstein choose to study?

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Once VictorFrankenstein successfully reanimates the object that becomes known as his monster, he becomes disenchanted with the study of natural philosophy. While it was once his passion, his disgust with what he created necessitates a change of pace for Victor. His friend, Henry Clerval , is studying classical and...

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Once Victor Frankenstein successfully reanimates the object that becomes known as his monster, he becomes disenchanted with the study of natural philosophy. While it was once his passion, his disgust with what he created necessitates a change of pace for Victor. His friend, Henry Clerval, is studying classical and eastern languages. Victor opts to study the same subject as Henry.

Henry and Victor are fundamentally different people with varying interests. While Victor has always been interested in science and pushing the limits of the known universe, Henry has always been more interested in understanding and helping people.

Clerval occupied himself, so to speak, with the moral relations of things. The busy stage of life, the virtues of heroes, and the actions of men, were his theme; and his hope and his dream was to become one among those whose names are recorded in story, as the gallant and adventurous benefactors of our species.

While Victor isn't inherently interested in the humanities as Henry is, he recognizes that he needs a drastic change. No change for Victor could be more drastic than following in the footsteps of Henry.

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After Victor creates the monster, he grows to loathe and be intensely sickened by the study of natural philosophy. Due to this, and the arrival of his dear friend Henry, Victor eventually switches his main field of study at the University of Ingolstadt. 

Victor chooses to study the same thing Henery came to Ingolstadt to study -- literature and language. They study several dialects and the base languages of said dialects. All of their learning is concentrated on languages originating from "the orient." For instance, Victor specifically mentions they were taught Persian, Arabic, and Sanscrit. Henry and Victor even plunge into the literature associated with such "oriental" languages. 

It is important to note that at first Victor had little interest in his new subject of study. Victor and Henery have always had quite different tastes in literature and Victor only wanted to study "the orientalists" because he hates to be idle and because Henry was studying them.

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