FRANKENSTEIN QUOTES

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FRANKENSTEIN QUOTES

“We accordingly brought him back to the deck, and restored him to animation” – RW on VF.

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“the first misfortune of my life occurred – an omen, as it were, of my future misery” – VF.

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“...my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no supernatural horrors.” – VF on actually having a caring father, also, Gothicism.

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“...my candle was nearly burnt out” – VF, a metaphor for his sanity.

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“Could the demon... also in his hellish sport have betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy.” – VF. It was VF who betrayed the innocent, so surely then he is the demon?

IGNOMINY = public shame or disgrace.

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“...deep, dark, death-like solitude” – VF.

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“The rain depressed me” – VF, pure and simple pathetic fallacy.

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“...the view of the tremendous and ever-moving glacier... it had then filled me with a sublime ecstasy” – VF on the sublime nature of his setting.

ROMANTIC SUBLIME

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“All men hate the wretched” – M, proving himself different to humans.

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“...you, my creator” – M, master/slave distinction, father/son distinction, self-awareness.

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“I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel” – M is comparing himself to the devil. Whereas he should have been a perfect being, he became a fallen angel, like Lucifer for example.

LINK: “Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost

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“; my soul glowed with love and humanity” – M, until he realised he was not human.

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“Cursed be the day... in which you first saw light!” – VF. Unlike convention, the symbolism of light here is negative.

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“...the picture of an omnipotent God warring with his creatures” – M, familiar?

M vs. VF.

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“Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence, but... he had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous... I was wretched, helpless and alone.” – M links himself to Adam, realises he is not a perfect creature, or a human. He acknowledges his alienation, his loneliness.

LINK: “Adam, the goodliest man of men since born his sons” – John Milton, Paradise Lost

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“Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition” – M is the fallen angel.

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“This was then the reward of my benevolence!” – M saves a woman from drowning, and is shot in doing so. Again, it is his appearance, not his intention, that is seen by mankind.

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“You, my creator, would tear me to pieces” – M, but actually, VF tears the female M to pieces.

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“I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment” – M; eco-criticism?

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“But in Clerval I saw the image of my former self” – VF. Could it be that Clerval is the innocent, ambitious and excitable VF, and the monster is the corrupt and miserable VF?

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“in his murder my crimes are consummated;” – M, upon seeing VF dead, believes justice has been done. He who abandoned him has suffered.

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“in his murder my crimes are consummated;” – M, upon seeing VF dead, believes justice has been done. He who abandoned him has suffered.

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“He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and distance.” RW, not only is M lost in darkness, but so is the reader. What happens next? Does M really stay by his word? What comes of RW?

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