Frankenstein – Quotes – Chapter 1

‘they seemed to draw inexhaustible stores of affection from a very mine of love to bestow them upon me.’ Victor reflects on his parents’ love for him (p.27)
‘My mother’s tender caresses, and my father’s smile of benevolent pleasure’ Victor describes his parents gentleness and positive features (p.27)
‘I was their plaything and their idol’ Recalls adoration and affection he received (p.28)
‘With this deep consciousness of what they owed towards the being to which they had given life’ Victor discusses parent’s affection – ironic, as he appears to lack this same understanding of his duty to the creature he creates (p.28)
‘Her hair was the brightest living gold’ Description of Elizabeth’s hair (p.28)
‘heaven-sent, and bearing a celestial stamp in all her features’ Victor describes Elizabeth’s features – angelic imagery (p.28)
“I have a pretty present for my Victor” Victor’s mother describes Elizabeth as a gift for Victor (p.29)
‘looked upon Elizabeth as mine to protect, love and cherish’ Victor describes Elizabeth as his, like a belonging – objectification/ entitlement (p.29)
‘more than sister’ Indication of the semi-incestuous nature of Victor & Elizabeth’s relationship (p.29)

You Might Also Like