“One of the phenomena which had peculiarly attracted my attention was the structure of the human frame, and, indeed, any animal endued with life”( 42) .
"A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs"(44).
“Nothing is more painful to the human mind, than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainty which follows, and deprives the soul both hope and fear” ( 75)
Victor's Hamartia is his tragic flaw of pushing the limits and boundaries of science. His way of pushing the limits of science is his desire to learn the secret of creating life.
“For the first time, also, I felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and that I ought to render him happy before I complained of wickedness” (85).
Hubris is excessive pride and arrogance. Victor demonstrates this through his immense ambition and God complex through the attempt of reanimating life.
"It is well. I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding- night” (143)
Up until the death of William, Victor faced no real consequences for the creation of the monster. This is a major circumstance change as he is now facing drastic consequences for his actions.
"she was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down....Could i behold this and live?" (166).
Anagnorisis is a sudden realization. Victor has a sudden realization during his confrontation with his creation when he realizes his failure as a creator.
A nemesis is the ultimate enemy to the protagonist. The creature becomes this to Victor when he threatens to be with him on his wedding night. This moment in the novel solidifies Victor and his creature as enemies.
Catharsis is an emotional experience and draws on the emotions of the reader. The death of Elizabeth leaves the reader to view the creature as a monster rather than seeing the humanity he had previously displayed.