What are some quotations from the book Frankenstein which display Victor's guilt?
"You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been." (Vol I, Letter IV)
In comparing his knowledge to a serpent, Victor seems to allude to something like guilt. Serpents are often allusions to the snake or the Devil in the Garden of Eden, which has become a symbol of temptation in Western literature, and religious allusions abound in this novel, making the connection feel quite appropriate. If Victor thinks of himself as someone who succumbed to temptation in trying to be or know more than he should, then this would imply some guilt on his part.
He later tells Walton,
"My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless, and almost frantic impulse, urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit." (Vol I, Chapter III)
In characterizing his desire to create human life in this way, with...
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