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Letter 2 Quotes

I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
Location: Letter 2
Speaker: Robert Walton
Mentioned or related: Margaret Saville
 

Letter 4 Quotes

You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
Location: Letter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
 

Chapter 4 Quotes

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
 
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, 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.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
 

Chapter 5 Quotes

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.
Location: Chapter 5
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
 

Chapter 7 Quotes

[A] flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.
Location: Chapter 7
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
 

Chapter 10 Quotes

All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 

Chapter 13 Quotes

When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: The Monster
 

Chapter 16 Quotes

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.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 

Chapter 20 Quotes

You can blast my other passions, but revenge remainsrevenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.
Location: Chapter 20
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 

Chapter 22 Quotes

If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
 

Chapter 24 Quotes

Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
 
The fallen angel becomes the malignant devil. Yet even the enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
 
Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: The Monster
 

Victor Frankenstein Quotes

You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
Location: Letter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
 
Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
 
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, 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.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
 
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.
Location: Chapter 5
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
 
[A] flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.
Location: Chapter 7
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
 
All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 
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.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 
You can blast my other passions, but revenge remainsrevenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.
Location: Chapter 20
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 
If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
 
Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
 
The fallen angel becomes the malignant devil. Yet even the enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
 

The Monster Quotes

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.
Location: Chapter 5
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
 
[A] flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.
Location: Chapter 7
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
 
All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 
When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: The Monster
 
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.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 
You can blast my other passions, but revenge remainsrevenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.
Location: Chapter 20
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
 
If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
 
Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: The Monster
 

Robert Walton Quotes

I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
Location: Letter 2
Speaker: Robert Walton
Mentioned or related: Margaret Saville
 
You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
Location: Letter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
 
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, 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.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
 

Elizabeth Lavenza Quotes

If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
 

Margaret Saville Quotes

I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
Location: Letter 2
Speaker: Robert Walton
Mentioned or related: Margaret Saville
 

Quotes for the "Family, Society, Isolation" Theme

I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
Location: Letter 2
Speaker: Robert Walton
Mentioned or related: Margaret Saville
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility

All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Prejudice, Lost Innocence

When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Revenge, Lost Innocence

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.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Prejudice

You can blast my other passions, but revenge remainsrevenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.
Location: Chapter 20
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Revenge, Lost Innocence

If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility, Revenge

The fallen angel becomes the malignant devil. Yet even the enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Lost Innocence

Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Prejudice, Lost Innocence

Quotes for the "Ambition and Fallibility" Theme

I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.
Location: Letter 2
Speaker: Robert Walton
Mentioned or related: Margaret Saville
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation

You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
Location: Letter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
•Other themes related to this quote: Lost Innocence

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Romanticism and Nature

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, 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.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
•Other themes related to this quote: Romanticism and Nature, Lost Innocence

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.
Location: Chapter 5
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Prejudice, Lost Innocence

If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Revenge

Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Lost Innocence

Quotes for the "Romanticism and Nature" Theme

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, 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.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility, Lost Innocence

Quotes for the "Revenge" Theme

When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Lost Innocence

You can blast my other passions, but revenge remainsrevenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.
Location: Chapter 20
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Lost Innocence

If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim.
Location: Chapter 22
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster, Elizabeth Lavenza
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Ambition and Fallibility

Quotes for the "Prejudice" Theme

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.
Location: Chapter 5
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility, Lost Innocence

[A] flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.
Location: Chapter 7
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Lost Innocence

All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Lost Innocence

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.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation

Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Lost Innocence

Quotes for the "Lost Innocence" Theme

You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
Location: Letter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, 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.
Location: Chapter 4
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: Robert Walton
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility, Romanticism and Nature

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.
Location: Chapter 5
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility, Prejudice

[A] flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.
Location: Chapter 7
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
Mentioned or related: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Prejudice

All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Prejudice

When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Revenge

You can blast my other passions, but revenge remainsrevenge, henceforth dearer than light of food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery.
Location: Chapter 20
Speaker: The Monster
Mentioned or related: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Revenge

The fallen angel becomes the malignant devil. Yet even the enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation

Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: Victor Frankenstein
•Other themes related to this quote: Ambition and Fallibility

Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me?
Location: Chapter 24
Speaker: The Monster
•Other themes related to this quote: Family, Society, Isolation, Prejudice


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