I’m reading  Frankenstein at the moment. Part of my promise to myself to read “the classics”. I have to admit I’ve been disappointed with quite a few, but not this one. So my thought for the day is a quote from the book. I hope you like it.

The context? The “monster” wants to love and be loved but finds himself abhorred and shunned by all because of his hideous appearance (the saying “never judge a book by its cover” isn’t working for him) – it’s actually quite moving and I for one feel sorry for him.  He therefore asks Victor Frankenstein to make him a mate in his image, someone he can love and who will love him back:

“Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due. Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded. I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.”

Mary Shelley