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Theme - Guilt/Regret

Pg. 24 "I regret that I am taken from you; and happy and beloved as I have been, it is not hard to guilt you all..."

Pg. 53 "A thousand times rather would I have confessed to render her happy life, now all was to be obliterated..., and I the cause!"- Victor Frankenstein.

Pg. 58 "I did confess, but I confessed a lie... but now the falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins."- Justine

Pg. 60 "From the tortures of my heart, I turned to contemplate the grief of Elizabeth"- Victor

Pg. 61 "Justine died; she rested; I was alive. The blood flowed freely through my veins, but a weight of despair and remorse pressed on my heart, which nothing could remove it."-Victor

Pg. 70 "Cursed (although i curse myself) be the hands that formed you!"- Victor talking to the monster

Pg. 85 "Oh that I had forever remained in my native wood, nor known nor felt beyond the sensation of hunger, thirst, and heat."

Pg. 89 "His blind and aged father and is gentle sister lay in a noisome dungeon while he[Felix] enjoyed the free air and the safety of her whom he loved."

Theme - Responsibility of Parents/Parental Duties

Pg. 32 "My firmest hopes of future happiness were place on the prospect of your union."

Pg. 33 "I know that while you are pleased with yourself, you will think of us with affection, and we shall hear regularly from you."

Pg. 40 "You will find a happy, cheerful home, and friends who love you clearly."

Pg. 87 " The young girl spoke in high and enthusiastic terms of her mother.... She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect ..."

Pg. 88 " This lady died; but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie.

Pg. 100 "Unfeeling, heartless, creator, you endowed with perceptions and passion and then cast me as an object for the scorn and horror of mankind."

Pg 19 " My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence."

" We felt that they were not the tyrants to rule our lot according to their caprice, bu the agents and creators of all the many delights which we enjoyed."

Pg 23 " When I had attained the age of seventeen, my parents resolved, that I should become a student a at the university of Ingolsdat."

" ...but my father thought it necessary for the completion of my education..."

Pg 24 " must supply my place to my younger children."

Pg 42 " One by one, her brothers and sisters died; and her neglected daughter, was left childless."

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