Mary Shelley: ‘Frankenstein’ Quote

The quote found in the image is not directly from the book; it’s actually Kenneth Branagh’s paraphrase of a passage from chapter 17:

“Shall I respect man when he contemns 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; and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.”

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