Important quotes from Frankenstein “… an enterprise which you have concerned with such evil forebodings.”– RW, P. 7 “I will certainly find no buddy on the wide ocean,”– RW, P.
11 “We accordingly brought him back to the deck, and restored him to animation”– RW on VF, P. 14 “… lively as a summertime pest … lively as a bird … the most delicate animal”– VF on E, P. 20 “, the first misery of my life happened– an omen, as it were, of my future misery”– VF, P. 25 “Hence ended a day unforgettable to me; it decided my future fate”– VF on unavoidable fate, P. 30 “… y father had taken the best safety measures that my mind should be impressed without any supernatural scaries.”– VF on really having a caring daddy, likewise, Gothicism, P. 31 “, I became myself efficient in bestowing animation upon lifeless matter”– VF, P. 32 “… a dreary night … with an anxiety that almost amounted to agony”– VF and the day of production, his frame of mind and useless misconception, P. 35 “… my candle light was almost stressed out”– VF, a metaphor for his peace of mind, P. 35 “… he murmured some inarticulate noises, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks”– VF on the monster as a newborn baby, P. 6 “… one hand was extended”– VF on the monster as Michelangelo’s Production of Adam, P. 36 “… but I left, and hurried down stairs”– VF deserts his child, his task, P. 36 “Oh, conserve me! conserve me!”– VF as a damsel in distress, HC is the saviour, save-haven, P. 39 “… the season contributed considerably to my convalescence”– VF as a Romantic, nature restores health P. 39 “During the entire of this sorrowful mockery of justice, I suffered living abuse.”– VF, the beginning of oppression; induced just by himself, P. 54 “Might 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 solitude”– VF, P. 61 “I had actually been the author of unalterable evils”– VF and his unavoidable fate, his realised sense of regret and fault, P. 62 “The rain depressed me”– VF, pure and simple useless misconception, P. 65 “… the view of the significant and ever-moving glacier … t had actually then filled me with a superb euphoria”– VF on the superb nature of his setting, P. 66 LINK: “Infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of delightful scary”– Edmund Burke, On the Sublime and Beautiful “… the large river of ice … their icy and glittering peaks”– VF, an extension of the sublime, and a reference to Rime, P. 67 LINK: “The ice was here, the ice was there/ The ice was all around”– Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner “All males hate the sorrowful”– M, proving himself various to humans, P. 7 “… you, my creator”– 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 should have been a perfect being, he ended up being an archetypal fallen angel, like Lucifer for instance, P. 68 LINK: “Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”– John Milton, Paradise Lost “… thy creature, who implores thy goodness and compassion.”– M only required his creator, his daddy, to take care of him. He was of a good nature, up until rejection. P. 8 “; my soul shone with love and humanity”– M, until he realised he was not human, P. 68 “Oh, praise the everlasting justice of male!”– M. This brilliantly ironic; the monster has discovered sarcasm, and is utilizing it to condemn VF for wanting to murder him, regardless of VF accusing the monster of murder. In doing so, the monster mocks the oppression of Justine’s trial, as well as William’s death, P. 69 “Cursed be the day … in which you first saw light!”– VF. Unlike convention, the meaning of light here is unfavorable, P. 69 “I thrust my hand into the live cinders, however quickly drew it out once again with a cry of discomfort.– M has no moms and dad, he learns through trial and error, P. 71 “… miserable, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of guy.”– M, as an abnormal being, has at this point neither nature nor mankind. He is a decline, P. 73 “It was indeed a paradise, compared to the bleak forest, my former house”– M, his hovel is a paradise from which he is soon gotten rid of, after he gives in to interest and tries the ‘prohibited fruit’; speaking with humankind, P. 75 “… when I found that in doing this I caused discomfort on the cottagers, I abstained”– M discovers guilt, is of an excellent nature, P. 7 “I entered into the woods, and collected my own food and fuel for the home.”– M becomes a moms and dad to the De Lacy household, and furthermore becomes a peasant, P. 79 “The woman was dressed in a dark suit, and covered with a thick black veil”– M describes Safie as wearing a Gothic way, P. 80 “… her eyes were dark, however gentle”– M, supplies 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, P. 83 “Of what an odd nature is understanding!– M realises that possibly all that he has learnt is not for the much better, P. 83 “The oppression of his sentence was very ostentatious”– M again experiences oppression, grows evermore corrupt, P. 85 “I can hardly describe to you the impact of these books”– M obtains life-altering books, P. 89 “… the photo of a supreme God warring with his animals”– M, familiar? M vs. VF, P. 90 “Like Adam, I was created obviously united by no link to any other remaining in existence, however … he had actually come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, delighted and flourishing … I was wretched, powerless and alone.– M links himself to Adam, understands he is not a best animal, or a human. He acknowledges his alienation, his isolation, P. 90 LINK: “Adam, the goodliest man of males given that born his children”– John Milton, Paradise Lost “Sometimes I thought about Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition”– M is the fallen angel, P. 90 “… the hearts of males … have lots of brotherly love and charity”– De Lacy, but perhaps M isn’t a human sibling, he is different, P. 93 “I am blind, and can not judge of your countenance, but there is something in your words which encourages me that you are genuine.”– De Lacy.
M speaks eloquently, is thoughtful (at this moment) and cares for the De Lacy household, but on the outside is a beast, P. 94 “No: from that moment I declared long lasting war against the species”– M is rejected by De Lacy family, P. 95 “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 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 pleased”– M, this is the most basic demand to his father/creator, P. 02 “I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my cravings; acorns and berries manage me sufficient nutrition”– 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 males are equal)? P. 103 “… with this lethal weight yet hanging around my neck”– VF acknowledges his regret, but it still exists. Likewise, has he replaced religious beliefs with his actions, and changed God with himself? P. 108 LINK: “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 unpleasant VF? P. 113 “, the sight of what is stunning in nature … might always intrigue my heart.”– VF was (he is recollecting his childhood, here) a Romantic. Now, he has gone against nature and created something abnormal, P. 114 “Had I a right … to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations?”– VF suddenly gets a conscience. Was M just a ‘test-run’?
He has learnt his lesson, and he shall now tear up the female M, P. 119 “Have my murderous machinations denies you also, my dearest Henry, of life?”– VF, I believe we now understand who the murderer is, P. 127 “The peasants were stopped talking in their hovels”– VF, so was M a peasant? P. 148 “You have read this strange and fantastic 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 LINK: “… one to make the reader fear to take a look around, to curdle the blood, and quicken the whippings of the heart.– Mary Shelley, on what Frankenstein was planned to be. “in his murder my crimes are consummated;”– M, upon seeing VF dead, believes justice has been done. He who abandoned him has suffered. P. 158 “I, the unpleasant and the deserted, am an abortion”– M did actually develop completely, though. He was, however, an aborted experiment, P. 160 “He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and distance.” RW, not just is M lost in darkness, however so is the reader. What occurs next? Does M really remain by his word? What comes of RW? P. 161