Arif Rahim 12/1/18 Period 7 AP Literature Ms. Pollicino Quote Explanation Chapter 13 “Spring advanced rapidly; the weather became fine and the skies cloudless. It surprised me what before was desert and gloomy should now bloom with the most beautiful flowers and verdure” pg 112 The creature is able to adapt to new situations quickly, just as humans are able to. So, the motif of spring here shows how humanlike the creature truly is, something that has been built upon throughout the entire book. Chapter 14 “Felix was warmed by several letters that he received from this lovely girl, who found means to express her thoughts in the language of her lover by the aid of an old man, a servant of her father who understood French.” pg 119 Love can be expressed between everyone, regardless of the differences that are present in their culture, way of life, or even language. Chapter 15 “I sickened as I read. ‘Hateful day when I received life!’ I exclaimed in agony.’Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned me in disgust?” pg 126 This shows that Victor resents God for giving him the power to create life, and he blames God, rather than blaming himself for the actions that he has taken. Chapter 16 “I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery.” pg 131 The creature does not try to conceal who he is, but at times it seems that he is temporarily withdrawing from the idea of being evil. Chapter 17 This interaction shows the creature’s desire to be loved. It’s almost scary to see that the “My companion will be of creature develops more human-like the same nature as myself tendencies than he had at the beginning of and will be content with the the book. same fare. We shall make our bed of dried leaves; the sun will shine on us as on man and will ripen our food.” pg 140 Chapter 18 Victor cannot bring himself to continue his “Day after day, week after work, for fear of knowing what will happen week, passed away on my if he does. return to Geneva; and I could not collect the courage to recommence my work.” pg 146 Chapter 19 ”With this resolution, I traversed the northern highlands and fixed on one of the remotest of the orkneys as the scene of my labors” pg159 Victor feels that if he can keep himself isolated from the rest of society, then maybe his work will not seem so anguishing. Chapter 20 “...and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth who might make the very existence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror.” pg 161 Shelley shows that Victor is aware of what is going on, and feels that indeed the best course of action for Victor to take is to stop the creation of the second creature. Chapter 21 The imagery described here shows how guilty Victor feels regarding the death of Clerval, and it can be inferred that he blames himself, in part due to not giving the creature what it wanted. ”... I saw around me nothing but a sense and frightful darkness, penetrated by no light but the glimmer of two eyes threat glared upon me” pg177 Chapter 22 It seems that Elizabeth’s tone represents “Answer me, I conjure you, concern, rather than actually searching for by our mutual happiness, an answer. with simple truth-Do you not love another?” pg 184 Chapter 24 “Yet, when I am dead, if he should appear, if the ministries of vengeance should conduct him to you, swear that he shall not live” pg204-205 Victor acknowledges the mistakes that he has made, and it is his dying wish that the creature be destroyed. Ironically, his mother’s dying wish was the union of him and Elizabeth, the creation of life, while Victor’s is the destruction of life.