Analyse the quote for the theme of the pursuit of knowledge -

"Walton! Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries."

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Frankenstein lies dying aboard Walton's ship. This quote reflects on his own conduct and mistakes that he has made. Frankenstein is saying that there is nothing wrong in discovery or science. His fault was not to take responsibility for his creation. His ambition clouded his judgment and humanity. Frankenstein feels that he perverted his own science by not looking after the creature.