Frankenstein Key Quotes

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Walton "One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for Walton's eagerness for discovery
the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought" and knowledge parallels that of
Victors, showing just how far they
are both willing to go as "life or
death" are "a small price to pay".
Waldman (Alchemists) " ascend into the heavens... and even mock Waldman is the professor that
the invisible world with its own shadows " ultimately convinces Victor to seek
power, and causes him to develop a
Godcomplex as Victor decides he
does not want to "exchange
chimeras of boundless grandeur for
realities of little worth".
The Creature "I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not Yeah.
shunned and hated by all mankind?"
Victor "My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness It just really sounds like Victor was
and indulgence ... the agents and creators of all the many spoilt by his parents, rather than
delights which we enjoyed" being parented by them. He
describes them as "agents and
creators" but mentions nothing about
building moral character.
Alphonse ? "approve highly to love strongly" Alphonse's method of parenting, not
exactly unconditional love.
Victor "My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with Could be argued that Victor tries to
a child's blindness, added to a student's thirst for blame his father for his mistakes and
knowledge" for creating the Daemon, as he was
left with a "child's blindness", which
could be interpreted as not having a
good sense of morality.
Victor "I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words literally
and looked upon Elizabeth as mine ... All praises
bestowed on her I received as made to a possession of
my own... til death she was to be mine only "
Victor "I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded Victor is obsessed
moderation "
Victor "I was engaged, heart and soul , in one pursuit. It was the Obsessed and isolates himself from
most beautiful season never did the fields bestow a more friends.
plentiful harvest... the scenes around me caused me also
to forget those friends who were so many miles absent "
Victor "A new species would bless me as its creator " God complex. Wants the glory but
can't hack the responsibility.
Victor "unrelaxed and breathless eagerness " Calm down lad.
Victor "How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or "Infinite pains and care". Maybe
how delineate the wretch from with such infinite pains and Victor is exaggerating his efforts to
care I had endeavoured to form?" gain Walton's sympathy and try and
mask how what he was doing was
morally wrong... especially the grave
digging.
Victor "His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and Description of the Creature
arteries beneath his hair was of a lustrous black, and
flowing his teeth of a pearly whiteness... his watery
eyes... his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips"
The Creature "I was forever deprived of the delights that such beautiful The creature also believes that
creatures could bestow " appearance is everything, shown
how he feels "deprived of the
delights" of the "beautiful creatures".
Despite being shunned for his own
appearance he still links
morality/goodness with appearance.
Victor "For the kindness which her (Justine) beauty might Showing how appearance isn't
otherwise have excited was obliterated in the minds of the everything

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Victor "Justine was the most grateful little creature in the world" Ew
Victor "During the whole wretched mockery of justice I suffered Yet he didn't try to stop it or take
living torture" responsibility the little fucktrumpet.…read more

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The Creature "I had admired the perfect forms of my cottagers their Except they aren't actually as nice as
grace, beauty, and delicate complexions " they look
The Creature "At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed Just as the Creature bases his
I who was reflected in the mirror and when I became fully judgement of humans on their
convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was attractive appearance, he also bases
filled with the…read more

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