partly urged by curiosity
"Partly from curiosity" (1.2.6) Victor
wandered into Professor Waldman's lecture and thence into the scientific
career that culminated in the birth of his Creature. As this instance may
indicate, the import of this essential human attribute for good and bad
-- other examples will be found in Letter
1.2, Letter 4.4, Letter 4.8, 1.1.9, and 1.7.1 --
has been emphasized throughout the first volume of Frankenstein.