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  • The pole presents itself as a region of beauty and delight
  • I shall satiate my ardent curiosity
  • The inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind
  • I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path
  • I have no friend Margaret
  • I cannot lead them unwillingly to danger
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  • The world was to me a secret which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy which she sought to people with imaginations of her own
  • What glory would attend the discovery
  • My hours were fully employed in the aquiring and maintaining knowledge
  • A new species would bless me as its creator
  • One hand was outstreched, seemingly to detain me
  • Henry saw this and removed all apparatus from my view
  • The poor sufferer tried to comfort others (Justine)
  • I had begun life with benevolent intentions
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  • Begone, vile insect! Or rather stay, that I might trample you to dust
  • My heart often sickened at the work of my hands
  • The appearence of my father was to me like that of my good angel
  • A fiend snatched from me every hope of future happiness
  • Do not return to your families
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The Monster

  • My height is superior to thine
  • I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel
  • I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend
  • I saw, felt, heard and smelt at the same time
  • I should first win their favour, and afterwards their love
  • Sorrow only increased with knowledge
  • I declared everlasting war against the species
  • The pure air of day, restored me to some degree of tranquility
  • I lighted the dry branch of a tree, and danced with fury
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The Monster

  • I rushed from my hiding place...and dragged her to shore
  • My vices are the children of a forced solitude that I abhor
  • You are my creator, but I am your master;-obey!
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Elizabeth & Justine


  • Now misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other's blood
  • My dear Victor; I would sacrifice my love to your peace


  • And do you also believe that I am so very, very wicked? Do you also join me with my enemies to crush me?
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