“Frankenstein” Quotes

“I have no friend, Margaret, when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate in my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavor to sustain me in dejection.” Robert Walton, Letter 2, to his sister Margaret, talking about how he wishes he had a friend
“You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did, and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be serpent to sting you, as mine has been.” Victor Frankenstein, Letter 4, speaking to Robert Walton about how he sees he has the same thirst for knowledge that he himself did, but to be careful in fulfilling his thirst, for he himself wasn’t
“All men hate the wretched; how then, I must be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.” The Creature, Chapter 10, speaking to his creator about how he now realizes how much he must be hated, even by his creator himself, and how the hate between them can only end by the death of one of them
“I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.” The Creature, Chapter 16, speaking to Victor about making him a mate/companion
“It is well, I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding night.” The Creature, Chapter 20, speaking to Victor about how he will come to Victor on his wedding night, Victor thinks he’s going to kill him, but the Creature is planning on killing Elizabeth
“No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself. My parents were possessed by the spirit of kindness and indulgence.” Victor Frankenstein, Chapter 2, Victor talking about how he had such a good childhood since his parents were such kind, giving, and open-minded people

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