Key quotes for theme: COMPASSION

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A Levels English Literature - Frankenstein Flashcards on Key quotes for theme: COMPASSION, created by ellie.gt on 04/10/2014.

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Walton describing Frankenstein "If anyone performs him an act of kindness...his whole countenance is lighted up with a beam of benevolence and sweetness
Frankenstein describing his upbringing He was their "plaything" or "idol". An "innocent, helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven". Brought up by a "silken cord". He was subject to "happiness or misery" depending on whether his parents fulfilled their "duties" and his parents had a "deep consciousness"
Frankenstein's reunion with creature in Alps "will no entreaties cause thee to turn a favourable eye to thy creature, who implores they goodness and compassion?" "Believe me, Frankenstein. I was benevolent, my soul glowed with love and humanity, but am i not alone?"
Creature in conversation with Old DeLacey "The hearts of men, when unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity" "I am blind and cannot judge of your countenance, but there is something in your words which persuades me that you are sincere"
The creature talking to Frankenstein, after the creature's narrative "I am malicious because i am miserable" Frankenstein: "His words had a strange effect on me. I compassionated him" Creature: "My vices are the children of a forced solitude that i abhor; and my virtues will necessarily arise when i live in communion with an equal"
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