Frankenstein Quotes and Notes
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Frankenstein Quotes and Notes
“M.Krempe was a little squat man with a gruff voice and a repulsive countenance; the teacher, thearefore did not prepossess me in favour of his persuits.” (44)
He is ignorant when it comes to some of the more controversial and dangerous aspects of science
“So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein – more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.” (45)
He believes he is extremely talented when it comes to science and discovering the unknown. He does not seem willing to accept that he may not be as smart as he thinks he is.
“As exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me – a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple.” (52)
Frankenstein had no idea that his invention will lead to tragedy. It’s the thrill of the chase that drives him on.
“Lean from me, if not from my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge.” (53)
Frankenstein warns Walton of the danger of seeking knowledge or the unknown.
“Justine has just returned to us; and I assure you I love her tenderly. She is very clever and gentle, and extremely pretty; as I mentioned before, her mein and her expression continually remind me of my dear aunt.” (68)
Justines beauty makes her an object worth loving
“I saw plainly that he was surprised, but he never attempted to draw my secret from me; and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide in him that event which was so often present to my recollection, but which I feared the detail to another would only impress more deeply.” (70)
Victor feels disconnected from Henry because he is keeping his knowledge as well as his monster a secret.
“I had turned loose into the world depraved wretch whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?” (75)
He immediately assumes it was the monster who murdered William, without any evidence. He also believes that the monster is only capable of destruction.
“I considered the being who I had cast among mankind and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly in the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave and forced to destroy all that was dear to me” (76)
He does not understand the monster that he has created, but is blinded by the potential glory he thinks he will obtain.
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Frankenstein, English-language films, Organ transplantation in fiction, Romanticism, Guillermo del Toro, Frankenstein in popular culture, Victor Frankenstein
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