by Mary Shelley (excerpt)
I was more calm and philosophical than my companion; yet my temper was not so yielding. My application was of longer endurance; but it was not so severe whilst it endured. I delighted in investigating the facts relative to the actual world; she busied herself in following the aerial creations of the poets. The world was to me a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own.
What viewpoint on men and women does Victor’s description of Elizabeth reflect in the passage from Frankenstein?
a.Women are eager for change, while men prefer stability.
b.Women are less interested in concrete ideas than men are.
c.Women are slow to anger but worse than men when they do so.
d.Women prefer to socialize, while men prefer to take action.
Shall I respect man, when he condemns me? Let him live with me in the interchange of kindness, and, instead of injury, I would bestow every benefit upon him with tears of gratitude at his acceptance. But that cannot be; the human senses are insurmountable barriers to our union. Yet mine shall not be the submission of abject slavery. I will revenge my injuries: if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear.
What do the following words from the excerpt indicate about the creature’s interaction with humans?
But that cannot be; the human senses are insurmountable barriers to our union.
Humans cannot hear what he says.
He lacks the power to communicate.
He finds humans incapable of kindness.
His appearance repels humans.
Passiveness–> Agatha and Elizabeth
Blind Ambition–> Walton and Frankenstein
“He was a Turkish merchant, and had inhabited Paris for many years, when, for some reason which I could not learn, he became obnoxious to the government.”–> EXTREMELY UNPLEASANT
“The injustice of his sentence was very flagrant; all Paris was indignant; and it was judged that his religion and wealth, rather than the crime alleged against him, had been the cause of his condemnation.”–> GLARINGLY OBVIOUS
“A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike adverse to it.”–> ACTING AGAINST OR IN A CONTRARY DIRECTION
It suggests that he has an artistic appreciation for nature.
It suggests that he appreciates and enjoys beautiful things.
It suggests that he is connected to Victor and has human feelings.
It suggests that he wants to possess nature and feels it belongs to him.