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1

Secret

The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine

2

Heaven

It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn

3

Dangerous

How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge

4

Happier

How happier the man who believes his native town to be the world than the man who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow

5

Powerful

Was man so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so viscous and base

6

Ligaments

By such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin

7

Astonishing

When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands, I hesitated a long time concerning the manner in which I should employ it

8

Ardently

I ardently desired the acquisition of knowledge

9

Life

One mans life or death is a small price to pay for the acquirement of knowledge

10

Stop

What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man

11

Serpents

You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been

12

Investigating

I delighted in investigating their causes

13

Sullen

I might have become sullen in my study

14

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Caldwell

Waltons reckless ambition and desire for glory is the exact same as Frankensteins

Waltons narrative serves to foreground the cautionary note of the text