the words of fate

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the words of fate

As Victor underscores his sense of being wholly out of control of his destiny, he also suggests that, at least as a student, he had little knowledge of himself. At Ingolstadt he finds himself transformed before his own eyes, without an understanding of how or why this process should have happened. The lack of knowledge, of which he has just complained to Walton, thus extends far beyond the rudiments of science.