I need as many quotes as possible that show/refer to the "dangerous/forbidden knowledge" in Frankenstein.
From an early age, Victor Frankenstein is attracted by the allure not of science but of alchemy, with its forbidden fruits and promises or dreams of omnipotence. For instance, when he arrives at his university, he is disappointed that his researches into alchemy are pooh-poohed, stating:
I had a contempt for the uses of modern natural philosophy. It was very different when the masters of the science sought immortality and power; such views, although futile, were grand ...
He wants not science but grandeur and glory, by whatever means it takes.
Earlier, when Victor is disgusted by a natural scientist explaining the workings lightening that felled an oak tree, he is briefly snatched from the addictive and obsessive grasp of his desire to use the forbidden knowledge of alchemy to achieve power, positing his desire as nothing less than a struggle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. He describes his turn from science as the work of a guardian angel:
... the last effort made by the...
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Here's a few quotes I found:
"How much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." --> (V.Frankenstein).
"If I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever." --> (Daemon/monster).
"So astonishing a power placed within my hands." --> (V.Frankenstein).
Creature and creator become aligned or paralleled- merging identity; "I too can create desolation."
Frankenstein's comment that he "set down natural history and all its progeny as a deformed and abortive creation".