What was Victor's initial attraction to science in "Frankenstein"? this is a question from chapters 1-4 i have three more questions-it would be so awesome if you could answer them also: 1.Why do...

What was Victor's initial attraction to science in "Frankenstein"?

this is a question from chapters 1-4

i have three more questions-it would be so awesome if you could answer them also:

1.Why do you think Victor felt so uncomfortable amongst strangers?

2.How do you think Victor felt after his first meeting with Krempe?

3.How is Victor influenced by Professor Waldman?

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Victor's interest in science was first begun during his youth in the Swiss Alps with Elizabeth.  While she was interested in the appearances of things, Victor became fascinated with the causes of natural phenomena.  With this beginning, Victor expanded his knowledge, especially during a trip in which he encountered the works of noted alchemists, who studied the properties of matter (notably in order to change substances to gold). 

With this fascination with alchemy, Victor entered the university.   Professor Kreme, however, discouraged him and ridiculed him for wasting time with the subject.  But under the teachings of Waldman, Victor was influenced to delve even further into chemistry as a science and the possibilities...

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