Depiction of Women
- Margaret's view of W's enterprise - "and enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forbodings"
- Safi's past life - "immured within the walls of a haram, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusments"
- Safi compared to nature - "dispelling their sorrows as the sun dissipates the morning mists"
- Elizabeth can subdue Victor - "she was there to subdue me to a semblence of her own gentleness""gentle femenine fosterage"
- Elizabeth's spirit - "she was the living spirit of love to soften and attract"
- Impact of Margaret's letters- "I may receive you letters...when I need them most to support my spirits"
- Angelic descriptions - "celestial eyes", "saintly soul"
- E's effect on V - "Elizabeth alone had the power to draw me from these fits"
- J's beauty cannot save her - "all the kindness her beauty might otherwise excite was obliterated in the minds of the spectators"
- E cannot save Justine - "I wish that I were to die with you"
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Critique of Society
- Monster's insight - "it gave me an insight into the manners, government and religions of different notions of earth"
- Man's viscious power - "was man, indeed at once, so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so vicious and base"
- Disgusted at man's ferocity - " When I heard the details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased"
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- Those in poverty - "a vagabond and a slave"
- Victor's idealism like reovulitonaries - "the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart"
- Monster's intro to social divisions - "I heard of divisions in property, immense wealth and squalid poverty, of rank, descent and noble blood"
- DeLacey's suffering - "it was poverty...they suffered that evil"
- Birth of monster upon shock - "I saw the full yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs"
- E's condemnation of monarchs- "the republicans of our institution have produced simpler and happier manners than those which prevail in the great monarchs which surround it"
- Nov 1792 - "it was a dreary night in November"
- The creation - "the miserable monster whom I created"
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- Men = unprejudiced "the hearts of men, when unprejudiced...are full of brotherly love and charity"
- Monsters meeting with Will "this little creature was unprejudiced"
- E's clothing - "despite the poverty of her clothing, seemed to set a crown of distinction"
- E compared to children - "she appeared of a different stock"
- People's impression of monster - 2they behold only a detestable monster"
- E's origins - "daughter of a milanese nobleman"
- E = rose - "bloomed in their rude abode, fairer than a garden rose among dark leaved brambles"
- Monster sees his reflection - "How was I terrified when I viewed myself in a transparent pool"
- M believes he is an M - "I became fully convinced that I as in reality the monster I am"
- Other children - "hardy little vagrants"
- Monsters description of himself - "this miserable deformity"
- E shouldnt be kept in poverty - "it would be unfair to keep her in poverty and want"
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- F's indirect murder of W - "I, not in deed, but in effect, was the true murderer"
- Victims of V's hands - "William, Justine and Henry - they all died by my hands"
- F unleashed monster - "I had unchained an enemy among them"
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- Power of Destiny - "destiny was too potent"
- Destructive words of fate - "such were the words of fate - enounced to destroy me"
- The storm in the stars - "the storm that was eben then hanging in the stars, and ready to envelop me"
- F's fate almost complete - "my fate is nearly fulfilled"
- Nothing can change V's destiny - "nothing can alter my destiny"
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Nature vs Nurture
- M and lack of father - "no father had watched my infant days"
- F's parents affection "inexhaustable stores of affection"
- Should the monster have been a soldier -"perhaps if my first introduction to humanity had been made by a young soldier...I should have been imbred with different sensations"
- F's father abour Agrippa - "my dear Victor do not waste you time upon this"
- W's father's dying wish - "my father's dying injunction had forbidden me"
- V about childhood - "no human being could have posessed a happier childhood than myself"
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- V's work - "secret toils"
- F dizzy at size of prospects - "I became dizzy with the immensity of the prospect it illustrated"
- F hopes to renew life - "renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption"
- Physical excitment - "breathless eagerness"
- Disgust at 2nd process - "a flithy process"
- Effect of 2nd process on heart - "my heart often sickened"
- F's blinding enthusiasm - "enthusiastic frenzy had blinded me to the horrors"
- Why F cant complete task - "I was unable to overcome the repugnance to my task"
- New species - "a new species would bless me as its creator"
- Spirit of life - "a new spirit of life animated my limbs"
- W restores V - "restored him to animation", "showed signs of life"
- "Deamon", "devil", "vile insect"
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- Monster cant access - "I was shut out from intercourse with them"
- Devotion to one object - "my mind was filled with one though, one concept, one purpose"
- W without F - "my affliction for my guest increased every day"
- Why F doesnt visit Genevea - "I paid no visit to Geneva but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries", "I have been so deeply engaged in one occupation"
- M compares himself to Adam - "like Adam I was apparently united by no link to any other being in existance"
- Monster's isolation cure - "the love of another will destroy the cause of my crimes"
- Numbeness - "I seemed to ahve lost all soul or sensation"
- Physical impact of isolation - "my person had become emaciated with confinement"
- Walton's want for company - "I desire the company of a man"
- Monster = inhuman - "I was not even the same nature as man"
- W to Marg - "I have no friend, Margaret"
- Unable to appreciate nature - "my eyes were insensible to the the charms of nature"
- "encompassed as I am by frost and snow"
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Pursuit of Knowledge
- Living in the perfection of his works (W) - "Live in a paradise of my own creation"
- Life of man = small price for knowledge - "one mans life or death was a small price to pay for the aquirement of knowledge"
- Prefers glory to wealth - " I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth pleaced in my path"
- Wealth = inferior glory - "wealth was an inferior object; but what glory would attend the discovery"
- F soul fighting enemy - "I felt as if my soul were grappling with a plapable enemy"
- Divine learning that monster wants - "this was indeed a god-like science and I ardently longed to comprehend"
- F's prospect of glroy - "astonishment", "delight", "rapture"
- Size and complexity of F's plan = no reason for giving up - "Nor could I conside the magnitude and complexity of my plan as any argument of its impractibilty"
- Extremes Walton endures- "I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst"
- W satisfying intrigue - "I shall satiate my ardent curiosity"
- Discovery's benefit to humanity (w) - "the inestimable benefit I shall confer to all mankind"
- F warning to W - "Learn from my how dangerous the aquirement of knowledge"
- Deep want to penetrate nature- " a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets fo nature"
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- Serpent of knowledge - "a serpent to sting you"
- Monster indulges on screams - "glutted myself wiht their shrieks of misery"
- Monster's inner rage - "a hell bore within me"
- W's wish to discover - "undiscovered solitude"
- Monster = satan - "many time I considered satan a fitter emblem of mycondition", "I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel"
- Untouched world - "never before imprinted by the foot of man"
- F wanders -"I wandered like an evil spirit"
- The apple - "the apple was already eaten"
- Monster/7 deadly sins - "bitter gall of my envy rose within me"
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- Discovering deepest secret- "explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation"
- New species- "a new species will bless me as its creator"
- F's relationship to monster - "you were my father, my creator"
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