?Whence did the principle of life proceed??
?To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death?
?I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body?
ALIENATION: Alienation is spoken of frequently throughout the novel. Felt by both Frankenstein and his creation. The monster is deserted by the very person who brought him into the world, thus leaving him completely and totally isolated. Frankenstein feels alienated, because he is burdened with the secret that he has let loose a monster on society and is the real reason for his loved ones deaths. He alienates himself because of his feelings of guilt, shame and hatred of himself for committing such a sin. The monster only realises his feelings of alienation after observing the cottagers for such a long time, comparing their lives to his own, extending his knowledge and then finally setting himself up for rejection when going in to the cottage, believing that they will accept him. Both eventually deal with their alienation by blaming the other and setting out to get revenge.
?All save I, were at rest or in enjoyment?, Monster (138)
?My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me with the world?, Monster (140)
?I, the miserable, and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, kicked, and... [continues]
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