My strength was gone. I was a mere skeleton, and a fever night and day preyed upon my wasted frame.”Page 1613."William, Justine, and Henry - they all died by my hands."-Victor FrankensteinIn this quote, Victor Frankenstein is expressing deep grief and guilt. He is convinced that he is the root cause of all of their deaths. This feeling explains why he chooses not to make the monster a companion and it also accounts for his "woe is me" attitude. 4."Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition." -Victor FrankensteinIn this quote, Victor is in a way giving a piece of advice. He knows he was too ambitious with the idea of scientifically creating a being and thinking that no repercussions would follow. He, in a way, wishes he had been content with just livinghis life in peace without his love of science. He knows that if he had ignored his ambitions, many of his loved ones would still bealive and he wouldn't have to carry such a heavy burden of guilt on his shoulders.5."The die is cast; I have consented to return if we are not destroyed. Thus are my hopes blasted by cowardice and indecision; I come back ignorant and disappointed. It requires more philosophy than I possess to bear this injustice with patience." -Walton, page 190Unlike Victor, Walton would rather live than be taken by the dangers of exploration.6.“What was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, and no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome…was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all This is when the creature first started to question his happiness and his existence. After trying so desperately hard to fit in with humans, he finally came to the conclusion he did not and could not fit in; that humans were too scared of him and would always continue to shun him. The creature is giving his explanation for
men disowned. “-The creature, chapter 13why he began to lash out, turn evil, and kill people, many of whom were people close to Victor. 7."For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." -Victor Frankenstein, chapter 5Victor just finished his creation of the monster and he realizes everything he had been working so hard and for so long on is atrocious. This quote foreshadows that the monster will bring future “horror” and “disgust.” Victor realizes that all his hard work and dedication was not worth what he created and his original dream of his creation came out horribly wrong.