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Frankenstein

Quotes

Important Quotes Explained

Quotes Important Quotes Explained
I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.

In Walton’s final letter to his sister, he recounts the words that the monster speaks to him over Victor’s dead body. This eruption of angry self-pity as the monster questions the injustice of how he has been treated compellingly captures his inner life, giving Walton and the reader a glimpse into the suffering that has motivated his crimes. This line also evokes the motif of abortion: the monster is an unwanted life, a creation abandoned and shunned by his creator.