But they have different motivations for their behavior—Frankenstein wants to flee from his problems, and the creature wants revenge for having been created. Right before he dies, however, he has just agreed to go back to England after all that time, indicating that he has finally given up and perhaps will face his creation. But then he dies before that can happen.
Quotes[ edit ] I saw — with shut eyes, but acute mental vision — I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.
Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.
Robert Walton in "Letter 1" I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves and fills me with delight. Do you understand this feeling? This breeze, which has travelled from the regions towards which I am advancing, gives me a foretaste of those icy climes.
Inspirited by this wind of promise, my daydreams become more fervent and vivid. I try in vain to be persuaded that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight.
There, Margaret, the sun is forever visible, its broad disk just skirting the horizon and diffusing a perpetual splendour. Robert Walton in "Letter 1" I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven, for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose — a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Robert Walton in "Letter 1" My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path. Oh, that some encouraging voice would answer in the affirmative!
My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed. I am about to proceed on a long and difficult voyage, the emergencies of which will demand all my fortitude: I am required not only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own, when theirs are failing.
Robert Walton in "Letter 1" I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil, I have no friend, Margaret: I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling.
Robert Walton in "Letter 2" There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand. I am practically industrious — painstaking, a workman to execute with perseverance and labour — but besides this there is a love for the marvellous, a belief in the marvellous, intertwined in all my projects, which hurries me out of the common pathways of men, even to the wild sea and unvisited regions I am about to explore.
Robert Walton in "Letter 2" What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man? Robert Walton in "Letter 3" We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves — such a friend ought to be — do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures.
The modern masters promise very little; they know that metals cannot be transmuted and that the elixir of life is a chimera but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.
They penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places.
They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the earthquake, and even mock the invisible world with its own shadows.
Victor Frankenstein in Ch. 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.
Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed? It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.Jun 18, · It'll Take More Than A Few Angry Villagers To Kill Off 'Frankenstein' Mary Shelley's timeless novel gave us not only an enduring trope — the misunderstood monster — .
Felix and Agatha think he's come to attack their father; the public assumes he's trying to murder the young girl instead of rescuing her; William Frankenstein assumes that he's going to kill him.
The moment he's accused of trying to murder the girl is a real turning point for the monster. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is an novel by Mary Shelley.
It is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the end of Frankenstein, Victor and the monster both come to death. Victor dies on Captain Walton's ship while running from the monster.
Victor dies on Captain Walton's ship while running from the monster. Jonathan Swift once said, “Vision is the art of seeing the invisible,” which means that a deeper meaning can be found in what is not necessarily visible, rather than the accepted view, an idea that can be seen in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is an novel by Mary Shelley. It is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement.