his appearance. In this situation, Shelley is criticizing society by asserting that people judge on appearances, not on their deeds. Furthermore, she goes on to say that society’s harsh treatment of the well-meaning monster turned him into a brute. Therefore, she attempts to convey that the monster is more humane than
humans themselves, and that their actions towards him made him into a monster. 2. “I am alone and miserable, man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.” – the Creature This quote is significant because it demonstrates the creature’s loneliness. The creature describes how only a fellow “monster” would associate with someone as horrifying as himself. This revelation causes the creature to demand that Victor crate a female creature who will be his companion, but Victor is unsuccessful. 3. “Learn from me… how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.” – Victor In this quote, Victor is warning Walton not to become too ambitious. Victor admits that his determination was his downfall. He believed he could “play God” and crate life, but his actions led to the death of his friends and family. 4. “Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever.” – the Creature Misery and agony are abundant in Frankenstein, but often times the woes of the creature are overlooked for the sufferings of Frankenstein. The monster claims that his troubles as an outsider far greater than those of his creator, Frankenstein was forced to live with the guilt of creating the monster that directly caused the deaths of William, Justine, Henry, and Elizabeth. The monster had to deal with the guilt of killing all of those people, the guilt of tormenting his creator, and the pain of reaction from the human world. Ultimately, the creature was the one who suffered more, but Frankenstein, being too self- centered to comprehend this, remained oblivious to his creations pain. The creature, who in the end displays feelings of humanity that Victor the actual human, would have been incapable of desires death to bring about a close to the pain and guilt that Frankenstein was responsible for inflicting. 5. “Everyone loved Elizabeth. The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which regarded her became, while I shared it, my pride and my delight.” -Victor Elizabeth is vital character throughout the noel. She is an essential member of the Frankenstein family, she brought joy to all, and was especially important to Victor. The couple was officially slated to marry after the death of Caroline.
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