Theme Quotes- Frankenstein

Quotes about isolation from Victor “I, who had ever been surrounded by amiable companions… now alone!””The lives of my parents were passed in considerable seclusion””It was my temper to avoid a crowd””Like one on a lonesome road/ Doth walk in fear and dread/And having once turned walks on/ And turns no more his head/ Because he knows a frightful fiend/ Doth close behind him tread”
Quotes about isolation from the creature “I am alone and miserable man will not associate with me””was I then a monster a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disarmed””Was there no justice in this?; Ami to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me”
Quote about ambition/obsession from Walton “when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success””but success shall crown my endeavours”
Quote about ambition/obsession from Frankenstein “You seek for knowledge… I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you””seek happiness tranquillity and ambition” BUT “I ask you to undertake my unfinished work and I renew this request now when I am induced by reason and virtue””it was the secrets of heaven and earth I desired to learn””became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of the morning””but in science and natural philosophy and particularly chemistry… became nearly my sole occupation”
Quote from Carole Pateman ever more effectively exclude women from participation from the social order
Quote from Anne K Mellor her deference to what she saw as Percy’s more legitimate literary voice… and above all the hierarchical relationship that existed between them
Quote from Morrison in Fisher and Silber Frankenstein depicts women firmly entrenched in the domestic sphere
Quote from Morrison in Fisher and Silber 2 Caroline Beaufort, Elizabeth Lavenza, Justine moritz and Agatha De Lacey are fixed in roles expected of women at this time- wife, mother , daughter and are somewhat idealised
Quotes about women from Victor “He strove to shelter her, as a far exotic… from every rougher wind””I looked upon Elizabeth as mine- mine to protect love and cherish””my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only””the saintly soul of Elizabeth shone like a shrine dedicated lamp in our peaceful home”
Quotes about guilt “I regret that I have been taken from you… It is not hard to guilt you all””A thousand times rather would I have confessed… all was to be obliterated… and I the cause!””I did confess but I confessed a lie”- Justine”From the tortures of my heart I tried to contemplate the grief of Elizabeth”
Quotes about parental duty “My children… my firmest hopes of future happiness were place on the prospect of your union”- caroline”I know that while you are pleased… we shall hear regularly from you” Alphonese”My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence””Elizabeth you must supply my place to my younger children”
Quotes about prejudice “its gigantic stature and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity””it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had give life””He was not as the other traveller seemed to be, a savage inhabitant of some undiscovered island but a European”
Quotes against the creator “Have I not suffered enough that you seek to my misery””you my creator , abhor me; what can I gather from your fellow creature that own me nothing ? They spawn and hate me””Yet you my creator detest and spurn me”
Quotes about the pursuit of knowledge from the creature I would then remain quietly in my hovel , watching and endeavouring to discover the motives which influenced their actions””Knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure””during the night I often took his tools, the use of which I discovered quickly”
Quotes about the pursuit of knowledge from Walton “I may be here to discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle””What may not be expected on the country of eternal light?””…do I not deserve to accomplish some great purpose… I preferred glory to every enticement”

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