Important quotes from Frankenstein
“...an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.” – RW, P.7 “I shall certainly find no friend 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 “...playful as a summer insect... lively as a bird... the most fragile creature” – VF on E, P.20 “, the first misfortune of my life occurred – an omen, 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 “...my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no 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 an anxiety that almost amounted to agony” – VF and the day of creation, his mental state and pathetic fallacy, P.35 “...my candle was nearly burnt out” – VF, a metaphor for his sanity, P.35 “...he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks” – VF on the monster as a newborn baby, P.36 “...one hand was stretched out” – VF on the monster as Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, P.36 “...but I escaped, and rushed down stairs” – VF abandons his baby, his duty, P.36 “Oh, save me! save me!” – VF as a damsel in distress, HC is the saviour, save-haven, P.39 “...the season contributed greatly to my convalescence” – VF as a Romantic, nature restores health P.39 “During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice, I suffered living torture.” – VF, the beginning of injustice; brought on simply by himself, P.54 “Could the daemon... also in his hellish sport have betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy.” – VF. It was VF who betrayed the innocent, so surely then he is the daemon? P.56 “Justine died; she rested; and I was alive.” – VF; is death better than life at this point? P.61 “...deep, dark, death-like solitude”...
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