Mary Shelley quote about happiness from Frankenstein - I felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and that I ought to render him happy before I complained of his wickedness.
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I felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and that I ought to render him happy before I complained of his wickedness.
 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818). copy citation

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Author Mary Shelley
Source Frankenstein
Topic happiness creation
Date 1818
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm

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“My heart was full, and I did not answer him, but as I proceeded, I weighed the various arguments that he had used and determined at least to listen to his tale. I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution. I had hitherto supposed him to be the murderer of my brother, and I eagerly sought a confirmation or denial of this opinion. For the first time, also, I felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and that I ought to render him happy before I complained of his wickedness. These motives urged me to comply with his demand. We crossed the ice, therefore, and ascended the opposite rock. The air was cold, and the rain again began to descend; we entered the hut, the fiend with an air of exultation, I with a heavy heart and depressed spirits.” source

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