p.28: The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.
p.32: When I considered the improvement which every day takes place in science and mechanics, I was encouraged to hope my present attempts would at least lay the foundations of future successes.
Respond to Dr. Frankensteins perspective, with particular reference to events and sentiments in the story and your own ideas about human development.
All of soul-inspiriting fled with sleep, and dark melancholy clouded every thought. The rain was pouring in torrents, and thick mists hid the summits of the mountains, so that I even saw not the faces of those mighty friends. Still I would penetrate their misty veil and seek them in their cloudy retreats. What were rain and storm to me? (p. 66, ch. 10, para. 2).
Seriously: what are rain and storm to him? Why is Frankenstein attracted to the sublime power of nature, and how is this power aligned with the other themes and conflicts of the book?