6. Describe the shift in tone when Victor says, "Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier the man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow."
In chapters one and two Victors tone is care free as he talks about his happy childhood. For example in chapter two he states I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollection of childhood. In chapter three to five there is a shift in tone as he explains the death of his mother and the illness of Elizabeth. This is what causes him to go from a pleasant recall to a serious and foreboding tone as he warns Walton that though exploration of the world is a good thing, mankind should not exceed it's limits.