Frankenstein Essay - u25cf u25cf Illness motif u25cb...

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Illness motif After confrontations with Monster Distance himself to not take responsibility Subconscious guilt Duty to care for the less fortunate Walton does it Henry does it Caroline does it Victor does not do it Shelley uses the illness motif to effectively establish the theme of the effect of responsibility on one’s conscience. Integrity
“When my guest was a little recovered I had great trouble to keep off the men, who wished to ask him a thousand questions; but I would not allow him to be tormented by their idle curiosity, in a state of body and mind whose restoration evidently depended upon entire repose.” “The stranger has gradually improved in health but is very silent and appears uneasy when anyone except myself enters his cabin. Yet his manners are so conciliating and gentle that the sailors are all interested in him, although they have had very little communication with him. For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion. He must have been a noble creature in his better days, being even now in wreck so attractive and amiable.” “My affection for my guest increases every day. He excites at once my admiration and my pity to an astonishing degree. How can I see so noble a creature destroyed by misery without feeling the most poignant grief?”

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