“She died calmlyadmin / April 7, 2019
“She died calmly; and her countenance expressed affection even in death. I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most irreparable evil; the void that presents itself to the soul; and the despair that is exhibited on the countenance.”(Shelley 38)
This quote is connected to Foster’s Chapter 23 concerning illness in this case Victor’s mom Caroline passing away because of an illness. ” The character merely contracted fever, took to her bed, and dies in the short or long order as the plot demanded, and there you were.” (Foster 230) In this case his mom’s death was fast and unexpected and because it happened so fast Victor didn’t know how to react or deal with the fact that she had passed.So he embedded himself in his work he distanced himself from those around him to try and forget what happened and try to find the secret of life. But even though he tried to move past it he couldn’t because the sadness he felt never went away, he didn’t let himself grieve properly.
“Could the demon, who had (I did not for a minute doubt) murdered my brother, also in his hellish sport have betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy?”(Shelley 76)
This quote connects to Foster’s Chapter 6 where he references the bible and he also talks about the loss of innocence. “The thing about loss-of-innocence stories, the reason they hit so hard, is that they are so final. You can never go back.” (Foster 45) In this case Williams innocence is robbed from him when his killed by the creature Victor created. William in addition to being murder he did not get justice for his murder in fact more injustice was done by convicting the wrong person. In this example the wrongly accused person is Justine her innocence is also robbed by her being executed for a crime she didn’t commit and being shamed by the public and dying a murderer.
“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded.” (Shelley 89)
In this quote it references also to Foster’s Chapter 6 where he writes about how many author reference the bible in their works.”-biblical sources are used not to heighten continuities between the religious tradition and the contemporary moment but to illustrate a disparity or disruption.” (Foster 47) In this case Frankenstein refers himself as Adam becauses just like him he was created by somebody else. And just like Adam he need a partner to feel less lonely, the purpose of God creating Eve was so that Adam had a companion throughout his life. But Victor did not want to make another creature because he felt that making another creature would only bring more fear and more danger. He also felt that his hard