Frankenstein Quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
'Frankenstein' Quotes Explained
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Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear! I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.
Let me start over. Through many adaptations, retellings, and reimaginings , and with the Mary Shelley biopic hitting theaters this month, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he gives life remains one that is known throughout our culture, even outside of literary circles. I went back to the text to see how relevant it is in its original form, and pulled these 40 quotes to show how truly great Frankenstein is. I chose to go back to the original though edited by Percy Shelley text for this project. You may deem me romantic , dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.
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Another circumstance strengthened and confirmed these feelings. Soon after my arrival in the hovel I discovered some papers in the pocket of the dress which I had taken from your laboratory. At first I had neglected them, but now that I was able to decipher the characters in which they were written, I began to study them with diligence.
When Frankenstein accuses the Monster of murdering his brother William, the Monster cleverly deflects the accusation. Throughout the novel the Monster skillfully deflects blame for the murders he has committed by emphasizing his own suffering. Here he says that, like Satan, he is excluded from human life and envies its happiness. However, whenever he compares himself to Satan, the Monster is also taking a jab at Frankenstein. The Monster is accusing Frankenstein of playing God by creating him. The Monster argues that his murderousness is not his fault.
Here are examples of some of the most famous quotes from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus These will help you gain a deeper understanding of this classic work, which delves into many complex themes related to man's relationship to technology, the use of knowledge for good and for evil, and the treatment of the poor or uneducated. Even though the novel was written almost years ago, the issues it raises are still relevant today. I am practically industrious — painstaking, a workman to execute with perseverance and labour — but besides this there is a love for the marvellous, a belief in the marvellous, intertwined in all my projects, which hurries me out of the common pathways of men, even to the wild sea and unvisited regions I am about to explore. It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.