English 1302 The Three Elements of Thought Discussion Questions Frankenstein Chapter 2

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Discussion Questions: Frankenstein Chapter 2

What does Frankenstein mean when he says the following quote?

“The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember” (1).

Discussion Questions: Frankenstein Chapter 2

What does Frankenstein mean when he says the following quote?

“I confess that neither the structure of languages, nor the code of governments, nor the politics of various states possessed attractions for me. It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world” (Chapter 2 p.2).

Discussion Questions: Frankenstein Chapter 2

“Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate; I desire, therefore, in this narration, to state those facts which led to my predilection for that science” (Chapter 2 p2).

Discussion Questions: Frankenstein Chapter 2

“Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher’s stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention” (Chapter 2 p3).

Discussion Questions: Frankenstein Chapter 2

“Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin” (Chapter 2 p4).