Frankenstein Quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein -The Monster
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.
'Frankenstein' Quotes Explained
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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.
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.
Frankenstein Quotes. by: Mary Shelley When Frankenstein accuses the Monster of murdering his brother William, the Monster cleverly deflects the accusation.
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The following Frankenstein quotes address the novel's key themes , including the pursuit of knowledge, the power of nature, and human nature. - 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.
Click the character infographic to download. Poor monster. Or does it? We'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt—but, when it comes down to it, we'd be pulling out the mace and pressing the panic button on our cellphone if we saw him in a dark alley. So, let's start with the bad. And it's really not pretty.