Frankenstein: Appearances quotes

Victor’s care about appearances my more than sister–the beautiful and adored companion of all my occupations and my pleasures
Victor’s possessive characterisation I have a pretty present for my Victor–tomorrow he shall have it….I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words literally and looked upon Elizabeth as mine–mine to protect, love, and cherish.
foreshadowing Elizabeth’s death my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only
dangerous science the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump. … I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed.
science as dangerous but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature. And the same feelings which made me neglect the scenes around me caused me also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom I had not seen for so long a time.
Victor’s confusion of his own feelings His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing;
Victor’s monstrosity I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.
Victor’s monstrosity the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
the Sublime Your summits are clear; the sky and lake are blue and placid. Is this to prognosticate peace, or to mock at my unhappiness?
Victor’s monstrosity Darkness had no effect upon my fancy, and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat of beauty and strength, had become food for the worm.
Nature showing its A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.
Characterisation of women The appearance of Justine was calm. She was dressed in mourning, and her countenance, always engaging, was rendered, by the solemnity of her feelings, exquisitely beautiful. Yet she appeared confident in innocence and did not tremble
the beauty of the natural world inspires Walton to continue in his expedition Inspirited by this wind of promise, my daydreams become more fervent and vivid.
characterisation of women Justine has just returned to us; and I assure you I love her tenderly. She is very clever and gentle, and extremely pretty; as I mentioned before, her mein and her expression continually remind me of my dear aunt.

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