Frankenstein: Quotes – Chapters 4 – 6

Frankenstein: Quotes– Chapters 4– 6

My ardour was undoubtedly the awe of the students, and my proficiency that of the masters
Victor perceives himself going beyond all others at the University, and stresses his A word … (my … masters)
with the number of things are we upon the edge of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or recklessness did not restrain our inquiries
Condemns the failures of others in his field, in a comparable way to Walton regreting the crapness of his crew. (with … inquiries)
a spirit of practically supernatural interest
What enables Victor, superman as he is, to continue with his endeavors. (a. sm)
To analyze the causes of life, we should initially draw on death
Demonstrating the inextricable link between death and life of which the Animal is a result. (To … death)
I was led to examine the cause and development of this decay, and required to invest days and nights in vaults and charnel homes
Poor old Victor needs to do all his ‘profane’ ‘unhallowed’ work. (I. homes)
I stopped briefly, examining and evaluating all the minutiae of causation, as exhibited in the change from life to death, and death to life, till from the midst of this darkness an unexpected light broke upon me– a light so fantastic and wondrous, yet so simple
The minute of his epiphany, after complex comprehensive evaluation. The importance of knowledge as light. Arrogance clearly displayed. (i. basic)
the production of a being like myself
Godlike intents, in terms of look. Would come a cropper. Or does he? (the … myself)
A new types would bless me as its creator and source; many pleased and excellent natures would owe their being to me
Wants the future of his Production. Poignantly paradoxical expectation of love and appreciation. Godlike goals. Discussion of types and race. (a. me)
No daddy could claim the gratitude of his child so totally as I must be worthy of theirs
His expectations of parenthood, mirroring his own experience but belying what is to come. (No … theirs)
my individual had become emaciated with confinement
Physical effects of his solitary pursuits. Breaking down, nearing death as the Creature nears life. (my … confinement)
the moon looked on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding locations.
Personification of moon worrying seclusion from people. Terrible cruelty to nature; intrusion of her personal privacy. Potential sexual overtones. (the … locations)
seemed to have lost all soul and sensation but for this one pursuit
Blurring of ego and id. Becoming nearly a droid, losing humanity as Animal acquires his? However does the Animal have a soul? Raises this essential question. (seemed … pursuit)
often did my human nature turn with loathing from my profession
His loathing of the job, which as an affront to all that is human– and to the natural order of things. (typically … profession)
if no male enabled any pursuit whatsoever to hinder the serenity of his domestic love, Greece had not been shackled; Cæsar would have spared his nation; America would have been discovered more gradually; and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been damaged
The historic repercussions of manly ambition. Accords with the Animal’s fave books. (if … damaged)
doomed by slavery to work in the mines
How Victor sees himself during his undertakings– relates to themes of destiny, slavery, labour, and seclusion from nature. (doomed … mines)
I avoided my fellow animals as if I had actually been guilty of a criminal offense
Raising concern of guilt. Solitude. Indicates the guilt he will come to feel– which he is deserving of it. (I. crime)
With a stress and anxiety that almost amounted to agony.
Victor prepares to ‘deliver.’ Assonant ‘a’s. (with … agony)
rain pattered dismally
The weather at the time of the birth. (r. ly)
I had actually selected his features as lovely. Beautiful!– Great God!
Victor’s visual expectations compared to truth– and a supplication to the almighty. (I. God!)
murmured some inarticulate noises, while a smile wrinkled his cheeks. He may have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to apprehend me
Victor’s rather biased and somewhat unjust condemnation of the Creature’s very first– Adam-like– interactions: an undependable storyteller? (murmured … me)
‘wretched’– pushed away– ‘scalawag’– marginally human– ‘monster’– inhuman– ‘daemon’– antihuman
The Animal’s shifting classification, which foreshadows his shift from miserable to evil.
since he knows a shocking fiend doth close behind him tread
Last line of The Ancient Mariner area Victor recites as he leaves the Animal. Gothic. (because … tread)
a trip of discovery to the land of knowledge
What Clerval snr has permitted Henry to go on. Extremely resonant for story’s audience. (a. understanding)
I believed I saw the dreaded spectre slide into the room
Victor’s supernatural hallucinations, of a Gothic nature. Dehumanising Creature– and making it look like a spirit, dead, when it has actually only simply gotten life. (I. room)
unbounded and continuous attentions of my friend
Clerval’s attention to his ill buddy. (unbounded … friend)
It was a divine spring; and the season contributed greatly to my convalescence
Spring’s effect on Victor– while the burgeoning of nature has a comparable effect on his estranged Creature. (it … convalescence)
The blue lake, and snow-clad mountains, they never change;– and I think our placid house, and our satisfied hearts are managed by the very same immutable laws. My trifling occupations take up my time and entertain me
Elizabeth describes her domestic homelife by comparing it to the calm of the stunning in nature. The lake is a symbol of peace and idealised childhood security. A sort of remarkable irony, as we understand that Victor has actually already jeopordised all this. Patronising account of a female’s domestic function. (the … me)
Justine was the most grateful little animal on the planet
Patronising description of Justine’s response to education. (Justine … world)
I felt as if he had positioned carefully, one by one, in my view those instruments which were to be later on utilized in putting me to a sluggish and terrible death
Victor experiences– already– a Prometheus-like abuse as Waldman went over science. Has he lost the fight with the palpable opponent he discerned last time Waldman spoke in the book? (I. death)
When you read their writings, life appears to consist in a warm sun and a garden of roses, in the smiles and frowns of a fair enemy, and the fire that consumes your own heart. How various from the manly and heroical poetry of Greece and Rome!
A description of Asian poetry, with close links to gender distinctions and functions. (When … Rome!)
Research study had before remote me from the intercourse of my fellow-creatures, and rendered me unsocial
A passive-voiced lamentation of the impacts his research studies have actually had on him– as though it were just their fault, not his at all (study … unsocial)
I became the same pleased animal who, a few years ago, loved and precious by all, had no grief or care
After Henry has actually restored him to health, he experiences the specific joy that his ‘creature’ can never have. (I. care)
The peasants were dancing, and every one we satisfied appeared gay and pleased. My own spirits were high, and I bounded in addition to feelings of unchecked happiness and hilarity
The concluding lines of Chapter 6 spell happiness and hyperbolic joy– obviously preventing a tremendous fall in the mood of the novel, just before William’s death (spoiler alert!) Possible noble savage referrals. (The … hilarity)
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