Important Quotes Frankenstein

Essential Quotes Frankenstein

Important quotes from Frankenstein “… an enterprise which you have actually concerned with such evil forebodings.”– RW, P. 7

“I shall certainly discover no good friend on the broad ocean,”– RW, prices estimate with page number– P. 11

“We accordingly brought him back to the deck, and restored him to animation”– RW on VF, P. 14

“… lively as a summer pest … vibrant as a bird … the most vulnerable animal”– VF on E, P. 20

“, the very first misery of my life occurred– a prophecy, as it were, of my future misery”– VF, P. 25

“Thus ended a day memorable to me; it decided my future destiny”– VF on inevitable fate, P. 30

“… y father had actually taken the best precautions that my mind should be impressed without any supernatural horrors.”– VF on actually having a caring father, also, Gothicism, P. 31

“, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter”– VF, P. 32

“… a dreary night … with a stress and anxiety that almost amounted to agony”– VF and the day of development, his mental state and pitiful misconception, P. 35

“… my candle light was almost stressed out”– VF, a metaphor for his peace of mind, P. 35

“… he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks”– VF on the monster as a newborn baby, P. 6

“… one hand was stretched out”– VF on the beast as Michelangelo’s Production of Adam, P. 36

“… but I left, and rushed down stairs”– VF abandons his infant, his task, P. 36

“Oh, save me! conserve me!”– VF as a damsel in distress, HC is the saviour, save-haven, P. 39

“… the season contributed significantly to my convalescence”– VF as a Romantic, nature restores health P. 39

“During the entire of this wretched mockery of justice, I suffered living abuse.”– VF, the start of oppression; brought on merely by himself, P. 54

“Could the daemon … lso in his hellish sport have actually betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy.”– VF. It was VF who betrayed the innocent, so definitely then he is the daemon? P. 56

“Justine died; she rested; and I was alive.”– VF; is death better than life at this moment? P. 61

“… deep, dark, death-like privacy”– VF, P. 61

“I had actually been the author of unalterable evils”– VF and his inescapable fate, his realised sense of guilt and fault, P. 62

“The rain depressed me”– VF, pure and easy useless fallacy, P. 65

“… the view of the significant and ever-moving glacier … t had actually then filled me with a superb euphoria”– VF on the sublime nature of his setting, P. 66

“Infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of wonderful horror”– Edmund Burke, On the Sublime and Beautiful

“… the huge river of ice … their icy and flashing peaks”– VF, a continuation of the sublime, and a reference to Rime, P. 67

“The ice was here, the ice existed/ The ice was all around”– Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner

“All men hate the wretched”– M, showing himself various to human beings, P. 7

“… you, my developer”– M, master/slave distinction, father/son distinction, self-awareness, P. 68

“I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel”– M is comparing himself to the devil. Whereas he must have been a best being, he ended up being a stereotypical fallen angel, like Lucifer for instance, P. 68

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

“… thy animal, who urges thy goodness and empathy.”– M only needed his creator, his daddy, to take care of him. He was of a great nature, up until rejection. P. 8

“; my soul glowed with love and humanity”– M, up until he understood he was not human, P. 68

“Oh, applaud the everlasting justice of guy!”– M. This brilliantly ironic; the monster has discovered sarcasm, and is using it to condemn VF for wishing to murder him, regardless of VF implicating the monster of murder. In doing so, the beast mocks the oppression of Justine’s trial, as well as William’s death, P. 69

“Cursed be the day … in which you initially saw light!”– VF. Unlike convention, the symbolism of light here is unfavorable, P. 69

“I thrust my hand into the live coal, but quickly drew it out again with a cry of discomfort.– M has no parent, he finds out through trial and error, P. 71

“… unpleasant, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of guy.”– M, as an unnatural being, has at this point neither nature nor mankind. He is a turn down, P. 73

“It was certainly a paradise, compared to the bleak forest, my previous home”– M, his hovel is a paradise from which he is soon banished, after he succumbs to curiosity and tries the ‘forbidden fruit’; talking to humankind, P. 75

“… when I found that in doing this I caused discomfort on the cottagers, I abstained”– M finds out guilt, is of a great nature, P. 7

“I entered into the woods, and gathered my own food and fuel for the cottage.”– M becomes a parent to the De Lacy family, and moreover ends up being a peasant, P. 79

“The girl was worn a dark fit, and covered with a thick black veil”– M describes Safie as dressing in a Gothic manner, P. 80

“… her eyes were dark, but gentle”– M, offers alternate view to concept of black symbolising darkness or Gothicism, P. 81

“And what was I?”– M has no class, has no role in society, estimates with page number– P. 83

“Of what a weird nature is knowledge!– M understands that maybe all that he has actually learnt is not for the much better, P. 83

“The injustice of his sentence was extremely flagrant”– M once again experiences oppression, grows evermore corrupt, P. 85

“I can hardly explain to you the impact of these books”– M gets life-changing books, P. 89

“… the picture of an omnipotent God warring with his animals”– M, familiar? M vs. VF, P. 90

“Like Adam, I was produced apparently united by no link to any other remaining in existence, however … he had actually come forth from the hands of God a best creature, pleased and thriving … I was sorrowful, helpless and alone.– M links himself to Adam, realises he is not an ideal animal, or a human. He acknowledges his alienation, his solitude, P. 90

“Adam, the goodliest man of men considering that born his kids”– John Milton, Paradise Lost

“Lot of times I considered Satan as the fitter symbol of my condition”– M is the fallen angel, P. 90

“… the hearts of men … have lots of brotherly love and charity”– De Lacy, however possibly M isn’t a human sibling, he is different, P. 93

“I am blind, and can not judge of your countenance, however there is something in your words which persuades me that you are genuine.”– De Lacy.

M speaks eloquently, is compassionate (at this moment) and looks after the De Lacy family, but on the exterior is a monster, P. 94

“No: from that moment I declared long lasting war against the species”– M is turned down by De Lacy family, P. 95

“This was then the benefit of my altruism!”– M conserves a female from drowning, and is shot in doing so. Again, it is his appearance, not his objective, that is seen by humanity, P. 99

“You, my developer, would tear me to pieces”– M, but really, VF tears the female M to pieces, P. 102

“Oh! my creator, make me delighted”– M, this is the simplest need to his father/creator, P. 02

“I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my hunger; acorns and berries manage me sufficient nourishment”– M; eco-criticism? P. 103

“; the sun will shine on us as on guy, and will ripen our food.”– M. Both Romantic (nature supplying food) and Marxist (all guys are equal)? P. 103

“… with this fatal weight yet spending time my neck”– VF acknowledges his regret, however it still exists. Also, has he changed faith with his actions, and changed God with himself? P. 108

“Instead of the cross, the Albatross/ About my neck was hung.– Samuel Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner. “But in Clerval I saw the image of my former self”– VF. Could it be that Clerval is the innocent, enthusiastic and excitable VF, and the beast is the corrupt and miserable VF? P. 113

“, the sight of what is lovely in nature … might constantly intrigue my heart.”– VF was (he is recollecting his childhood, here) a Romantic. Now, he has broken nature and produced something unnatural, P. 114

“Had I a right … to cause this curse upon everlasting generations?”– VF suddenly acquires a conscience. Was M merely a ‘test-run’?

He has learnt his lesson, and he will now tear up the female M, P. 119

“Have my homicidal machinations denies you likewise, my dearest Henry, of life?”– VF, I think we now understand who the killer is, P. 127

“The peasants were shut up in their hovels”– VF, so was M a peasant? P. 148

“You have read this odd and great story … do you not feel your blood hardened with horror, like that which even now curdles mine?”– RW; so was the story Gothic? P. 151

“… one to make the reader fear to look around, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.– Mary Shelley, on what Frankenstein was planned to be.

“in his murder my criminal activities are consummated;”– M, upon seeing VF dead, believes justice has been done. He who abandoned him has actually suffered. P. 158

“I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion”– M did really establish totally, though. He was, nevertheless, an aborted experiment, P. 160

“He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and range.” RW, not only is M lost in darkness, however so is the reader. What takes place next? Does M actually remain by his word? What comes of RW? P. 161

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