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Vanished

Now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart

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Thirsting

Men appeared to me as monsters thirsting for each others' blood

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Sport

How dare you sport thus with life?

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Joseph

It is ironic but totally appropriate that, the nameless monster seems to have usurped the name of its creator

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Percy Shelley

The being in Frankenstein, is no doubt, a tremendous creature

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Hawels

The subject is somewhat revolting, the treatment somewhat hideous

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Mary Shelley

My hideous prodgeny

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O'Keefe

(Gothic) "in that liminal state between our real world and the world of imagined horrors and fears"

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Punter

Shelley is the first Gothic writer to "invite sympathy for the monster, allowing him to speak and explain the origins of his monstrous behaviour"

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Humanity

More hideous than belongs to humanity

Unearthly ugliness

Too horrible for human eyes

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Deformity

Deformity of its aspect

Gigantic structure

Fatal affects of this miserable deformity

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Monster

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

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Wretched

I was wretched helpless and alone

It was the wretch, the filthy daemon to whom I had given life

All men hate the wretched

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Satan

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

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Sickened

My heart sickened, and my feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred

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Concieve

Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil?

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Mellor

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

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Johnson

The story of Frankenstein is the story of a man who usurps the female role by giving birth

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Moers

He defies morality by giving birth

He gets "retribution" for his "deficient infant care"

Trauma of afterbirth