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All Men Hate the Wretched – “Frankenstein” – Mary Shelley

May 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Humanism, Morality, Philosophy, Revenge

‘I expected this reception,’ said the dæmon. ‘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. You purpose to kill me. How dare you sport thus with life? Do your duty towards me, and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind. If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.’

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