Flashcards in Monstrosity Deck (19)
Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart
Men appeared to me as monsters thirsting for each others' blood
How dare you sport thus with life?
It is ironic but totally appropriate that, the nameless monster seems to have usurped the name of its creator
The being in Frankenstein, is no doubt, a tremendous creature
The subject is somewhat revolting, the treatment somewhat hideous
My hideous prodgeny
(Gothic) "in that liminal state between our real world and the world of imagined horrors and fears"
Shelley is the first Gothic writer to "invite sympathy for the monster, allowing him to speak and explain the origins of his monstrous behaviour"
More hideous than belongs to humanity
Too horrible for human eyes
Deformity of its aspect
Fatal affects of this miserable deformity
I began to think that I was the monster he said I was - Justine
Unable to believe that it was indeed I that was reflected in the mirror
I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am
I was wretched helpless and alone
It was the wretch, the filthy daemon to whom I had given life
All men hate the wretched
Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition
I ought to be thy Adam but I was rather the fallen angel
My heart sickened, and my feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil?
Victors most passionate relationships are with men rather than women
Victor cannot do scientific research and think lovingly of Elizabeth and his family at the same time
One of the deepest horrors in the novel is Frankensteins implicit goal of creating a society for men only; his creature is male and he refuses to create a female
Always refers to nature as a she, Victor steals "the females control over production"
Frankenstein has has eliminated the female primary biological function and source of cultural power
Set against the novels wider pattern of gender inequality and political injustice the De Lacey family provides an alternative
The story of Frankenstein is the story of a man who usurps the female role by giving birth