"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Chapter 4, pg. 38
"For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." Chapter 5, pg. 42
victors abandonment ch 10, pg 83
In chapter ten, the monster and victor meet face to face for the first time after the creatures creation. The creature greets victor by saying,
"'All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.'"
The creature is saying that he is a miserable wretch, that everyone fears and disgusts this creation. he didn't ask to come into this world, but victor brought him here. the creature is hated by all man and even his own creator. instead of taking responsibility for his creation he lets it roam the earth being miserable hated by all mankind. when the creature states to whom thou-one of us, he is saying that you are my creator and we are tied together. the creature just wants victor to take responsibility for his creation and fix the problem
"'If I have no ties and no affections, hatred and vice must be my portion....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.'" Chapter 17, pg. 132-3
I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.
"have my murderous machinations deprived you also , my dearest Henry of life. two have already been destroyed; other victims await".
real life connection
"Moral Responsibility in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." COASTLINE JOURNAL. N.p., 15 Nov. 2009. Web. 25 Mar. 2015.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. London: n.p., 1817