„You, who call Frankenstein your friend, seem to have a knowledge of my crimes and his misfortunes.“

—  Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

The monster to Robert Walton
Frankenstein (1818)
Kontext: You, who call Frankenstein your friend, seem to have a knowledge of my crimes and his misfortunes. But in the detail which he gave you of them he could not sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured wasting in impotent passions. For while I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires. They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned. Was there no injustice in this? Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all humankind sinned against me?

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