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1

Where

Where were my friends and relations? No father had watched my infant days and no mother had blessed me with smiles and caresses

2

Resembling

I had never yet seen a being resembling me or who claimed any intercourse with me

3

Superior

I looked upon them as superior beings who would be the arbiters of my future destiny

4

Win

I should first win their favour and afterwards their love

5

Detest

Bound

Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me

To whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us

6

Looked

When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me

7

Companion

My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects

8

Given

The filthy daemon to whom I had given life

9

Happier

No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself

10

Livid

Corpse

I embraced her, but as I imprinted the first kiss on her lips, they became livid with the hue of death

I thought that I held the corpse of my dead mother in my arms

11

Peculiar

Smiled with such kindness and affection that I felt sensations of a peculiar and overpowering nature

12

Chiefly

What chiefly struck me was the gentle manners of these people

13

Longed

I longed to join them, but dared not

14

Peculiarly

When I mingled with other families I distinctly discerned how peculiarly fortunate my lot was, and gratitude assisted the development of filial love

15

Protectors

My protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world

16

None

I was dependant on none and related to none

17

AO3

Punter

Frankensteins main sin is not his act of creation, but his failure to take responsibility for what he produces

18

AO3

Levine

There is simply no way to define the relationship between parent and offspring in Frankenstein

19

AO3

Butler

When it comes to parenting, Frankenstein himself is a monster

20

AO3

Moers

A monstrous agent of destruction and piteous victim of parental abandonment ...

"I am an abortion"

As daughter, mistress and mother, was the bearer of death