So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein – more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.

– Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, Chapter 3. Displaying his god complex in his quest for forbidden knowledge, Victor Frankenstein decides to go beyond the limits of science to understand how life is created.