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1
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Walton

Failure

A

“If I fail, you will see me again soon, or never”

Knows when to quit unlike Victor

2
Q

Walton

Creature

A

“had the shape of a man… of gigantic stature”

unnatural and inhuman

3
Q

Walton

Victor

3

A

“celestial spirit”
“melancholy and desparing”
“beam of benebolance and sweetness”

byronic hero, beautiful but despairing - parallels to creature

4
Q

Walton

Victor noble

A

“a noble creature in his better days being even now in wreck so attractive and amiable”

creature repetition

5
Q

Walton

Victor creature

A

“creature destoryed by misery”

6
Q

Walton

Ambition

A

“Have you drunk also of the intoxicating draught?”
“slave of passion”

addiction symbolism, hamartia of ambition

7
Q

Victor

Elizabeth ownership

2

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“my more than sister”
“since till death she was to be mine only

women as objects to be owned and gained, incest, taboo

8
Q

Victor

Elizabeth supernatural

3

A

“shone like a shrine-dedicated lamp”
“celestial eyes”
“spirit of love”

women to be worshipped - still dehumanised and objectified

9
Q

Victor

Henry supernatural

3

A

“noble spirit”
“so full of kindness and tenderness”
“his passion”

similarities to the way Elizabeth is described, link to critic

10
Q

Victor

Lightning strike

4

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“frightful loudness”
“stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak”
“nothing remained but a blasted stump”
“I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed”

first fascination with death and life

11
Q

Victor

M. Waldman

3

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“expressive of the greatest benevolence”
“his voice was the sweetest I had ever heard”
“as he went on I felt as if my soul were grappling a plapable enemy”

appreciates and is in awe of men similar to Elizabeth, but moreso??

12
Q

Victor

Churchyard

5

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“whence… did the principle of life proceed?”
“supernatural enthusiasm”
“observe the natural decay and destruction”
“delicacy of the human feelings”
“change from life to death, and death to life”

distances himself from humanity, being more unnatural, clinical

13
Q

Victor

Churchyard arrogance

A

“among so many men… that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret”

14
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Victor preparing to make the creature

A

“renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption”

philosophical, foreshadowing, supernatural

15
Q

Elizabeth insecurity

3

A

“do you love another?”
“but it is your happiness I desire”
“I know you will comply” - Victor

submissive women

16
Q

Walton to Victor

First impression

2

A

“noble creature in his better days”
“even now in wreck so attractive and amiable”

from nobility to wreck, fall from grace, bryonic hero

17
Q

Waltons first impresson of the creature

2

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“a being”
“gigantic stature”

detaching creature from humanity, terror

18
Q

Creature

nature of man

A

“I was not even of the same nature as man”

isolated, otherness. abject

19
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Walton returning home

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“I have consented to return if we are not destroyed”

ambitious, but has learnt boundaries unlike Victor

20
Q

Creature wanting a companion

2

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“rage that burned within me”
“I am malicious because I am miserable”

violent imagery, madness & isolation, women as healing

21
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Victor destroying Creature

A

“I persued my path towards the destruction of the deamon”

ambiguous ending, liminality man and monster, ambition = doom

22
Q

Creature

Monster

2

A

“That I was in reality the monster that I am”
- linked to “I grew alarmed at the wrech I percieved that I had become” (V)

anaphora, parallel syntax

23
Q

Victor about Elizabeth

3

A

“Celestial eyes”
“spirit of love”
“shone like a shrine-dedicated lamp”

supernatural language, worship and objectifying

24
Q

Victor about Justine

4

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“exquisitely beautiful”
“she fell into violent hysterics”
“unhappy victim”
“the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts”

women being objectified, being spoken for

25
Q

Elizabeth about Justine

A

“she is very clever and gentle and extremely pretty”

only what she can provide + appearance, shallow, stereotypical

26
Q

Victor wretch

2

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! “I had turned loose into the world a miserable wretch”
- ambiguous, liminality ; man or monser?
! “In the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave”
- creature is victors spirit - Jekyll & Hyde, Victors id

27
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Victor to the creature after Williams death

3

A

“Devil”
“diabollically murdered”
“daemon”

religious imagery, links to paradise lost, well known social idea

28
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VIctor chasing creature to arctic

A

“Until he or I shall perish in mortal conflict”

Isolation, madness, mutual destruction, liminality of man and monster

29
Q

Victor after creating the Creature

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“unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created”

links to motherhood, blaspemy against God and nature

30
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Victor while creating the Creature

4

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“unnatrual stimulus”
“my limbs now tremble”
“frantic impluse pulled me forward”
“nighly labours”

sexual imagery, creation of life without a woman (against gods design)

31
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Victor witnessing a lightning strike

2

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“I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak which stood about twenty yards from our house”
“I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed”

foreshadowing, pathetic fallacy

32
Q

Victor to Elizabeth

death

A

“Since till death she would be mine only”

objectifying women, damsel in distress

33
Q

Victor slave to impulses

2

A

“I was the slave to my creature”
“governed by impulses”

id, dark desires, playing God

34
Q

Victor to Walton

warning

2

A

“a serpent to sting you”
“have you drunk also of the intoxicating draught?”

links to biblical imagery - devil, ambition

35
Q

Victors speech

melodramatic

3

A

“begone, vile insect!”
“abhorred monster!”
“The tortures of hell are too mild a vengance for thy crimes”
“devil”

juxtaposition to creatures speech

36
Q

Creatures speech

eloquent

4

A

“I expected this reception”
“How dare you sport thus with life?”
“I will even be mild and docile to my natural lord and king”
“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel”

juxtapoition to Victors speech

37
Q

Victor and hell

A

“bore a hell within me”
- Victor sees himself and guilty

pregnancy link, religious imagery, some responsibility

38
Q

Creature to Victor

cursed

A

“cursed, cursed creator!”

abject, religious imagery, the revenant, alliteration

39
Q

Victor to his work

A

“my heart sicked at the work of my hands”

40
Q

Creature

beast

A

“I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils”

zoomorphism, atavism, returning to nature

41
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Creature and satan

A

“Satan had his companions… but I am solitary and abhorred”

religious imagery, isolation

42
Q

Victors hope for the Creature

A

“A new specied to bless me as its creator”

act against God, ambition

43
Q

Creature to Victor

sport

A

“How dare you sport thus with life?”

played god, transgression, now wants to take life as if he’s god again

44
Q

Creature to Victor

misery

3

A

“am miserable beyond all living things”
“I am miserable and they shall share my wretchedness”
“misery made me a fiend”

sympathetic, abject, nature vs. nurture

45
Q

Victor in nature

positive

6

A

“solitary grandeur”
“sublime and magnificent scenes”
“sublime ecstasy”
“terrifically desolate”
“perfect solitude”
“perfectly solitary”

46
Q

Victor in nature

negative

A

“I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave”

47
Q

Victor melodramatic

blight, anguish and possessed

3

A

“a blight had come over my existence”
“filled my soul with anguish” “these thoughts possessed me”

48
Q

Victor contradictory

2

A

“inexpressible pleasure” “my sorrowful and dejected mind”

49
Q

Intertextual reference

A

Samuel Taylor Colderidge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Victor is cursed, and warns others against what he did.

50
Q

Victor Chruchyard, Worm

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“Churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life”
“food for the worm”