Certified Educator In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Victor relates his history and describes his obsession with his "secret toil': My limbs now tremble and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless, and almost frantic, impulse urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit
The Creature Frankenstein describes the Creature's creation: I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man.
The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking; but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed. As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention, to make the being of a gigantic stature; that is to say, about eight feet in height, and proportionably large.
How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion, and straight black lips.
Later the Creature meets Frankenstein on the Mer de Glace, and there narrates fully a third of the novel to his creator, describing his first sensations 2. After unintentionally driving the De Laceys from him, he vows vengeance on humanity, and especially on his creator: I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me, and sent me forth to this insupportable misery" 2.
At the end of his long narrative, the Creature demands that Frankestein create for him a mate 2. But the Creature's eloquence prevails: If I have no ties and no affections, hatred and vice must be my portion; the love of another will destroy the cause of my crimes, and I shall become a thing, of whose existence every one will be ignorant.
My vices are the children of a forced solitude that I abhor; and my virtues will necessarily arise when I live in communion with an equal. I shall feel the affections of a sensitive being, and become linked to the chain of existence and events, from which I am now excluded.
But Frankenstein, fearing the propagation of "a race of devils" 3. The furious Creature declares: Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension.
Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master; obey! When Frankenstein is framed for the murder of Clervalhe realizes it is the Creature's doing 3.
Misunderstanding the import of the Creature's resolution to be with him on his wedding night, he leaves his bride Elizabeth defenseless to the Creature's murderous assault 3. Victor pursues the Creature, who leads him northward across Europe into the Arctic, leaving inscriptions to taunt his creator 3.
Finally Frankenstein is picked up by Waltonwho is uncertain about his story until, after Frankenstein's death from exhaustion, the Creature appears aboard ship and laments over his body Walton 1.
She’s the fattest feminist in this roundup. Her crusade to eliminate fat shaming (on Jezebel) is designed so that when Skynet becomes self-aware, she’ll be finally seen as culturally attractive. We follow the Creature from its "birth" to its travels through the wilderness where it faces choices that will define it as human or monster.
This show is intended for adults and brave children age 8 and up. Frankenstein; or,The Modern Prometheus, edition. This work-in-progress is an online version of the original edition of Mary Shelley's text.
Although both the and editions are public domain and long out of copyright, most online versions of Frankenstein, if not all, rely upon the text—a situation this project is designed to .
New International Version You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Project Gutenberg's Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
The Twenty-Four Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. by the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta. little daughter of the Divine Will for private use only The previous editions of this book received the following Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat.