Chapter 17 Notes from Frankenstein

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Frankenstein Chapter 17

Frankenstein and the monster argued about creating another creature. Frankenstein believed that if he did, the monster would have a companion with whom he could destroy humanity. The monster assured Frankenstein that he and his companion would travel away from Europe to the wilds of South America where they would live away from humanity. He explained that,

"'If I have no ties and no affections, hatred and vice must be my portion....My vices are the children of a forced solitude that I abhor, and my virtues will necessarily arise when I live in communion with an equal.'" Chapter 17, pg. 132-3

If Frankenstein refused, the monster vowed to prevent Frankenstein from any peace or happiness. Feeling that he owed his creation a chance at happiness, Frankenstein agreed to make a female monster and then returned to Geneva to begin his work. The monster promised to be near at all times to check on Frankenstein's progress and take his companion when she was completed.

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