frankenstein quotes explained, analysed.
great help for hsc exam Pursuit of Knowledge“I continued to read with the greatest avidity” – Frankenstein while reading Cornelius Agrippa (outdated and disproven alchemist) “In a scientific pursuit there is continued food for discovery and wonder” – Frankenstein reason “My nights of the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and these branches of physical science from which a naval adventure might derive the greatness practical advantage” – Walton “I can hardly describe to you the effect of these books” – Creature on the significance of books “Oh, that some encouraging voice would answer in the affirmative!” – Walton asking for affirmation “God like science” – Creature referring to language“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow” – Victor Frankenstein “I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge” – Creature Nature, Religion and the Sublime“Their child, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven” – Frankenstein referring to an idealist himself in the eyes of his parents “Change of place, some relief from my intolerable sensations” – Frankenstein “…and I ceased to fear or to bend before any being less almighty than that which had created and ruled the elements” – Frankenstein referring to God, Shelley romanticises “.
..mighty Alps, whose white and shining pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings” – Frankenstein on nature “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel” – Creature Human vs. Non Human“I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren’t you the “good” man? C’mon, Deckard. Show me what you’re made of.
” – Batty “Suspect? How can it not know what it is?” — Deckard on Rachel to Tyrell “The report read “Routine retirement of a Replicant.” That didn’t make me feel any better about shooting a woman in the back”. – Deckard narrating “More human than human” is our motto” – Tyrell on his company with eerie humour “It’s too bad shewon’t live! But then again, who does?” – Gaff referring to Replicants and humans being alike “Also extraordinary things; revel in your time” – Tyrell “.
..come on, then, that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed.” – Frankenstein and his lack of conditioning “I think, Sebastian, therefore I am”.
– Pris“If we gift them with a past, we create a cushion or a pillow for their emotions, and consequently, we can control them better.” – Tyrell “The human senses are insurmountable (impossible) barriers to our union” – Creature “How inconsistent are your feelings!” – CreatureIsolation/Loneliness/Marginalisation