Mary Shelley quote about misery from Frankenstein - I am malicious because I am miserable.
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I am malicious because I am miserable.
 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818). copy citation

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

Context

“Shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world. Begone! I have answered you; you may torture me, but I will never consent.»
«You are in the wrong,» replied the fiend; «and instead of threatening, I am content to reason with you. I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me? You would not call it murder if you could precipitate me into one of those ice-rifts and destroy my frame, the work of your own hands.” source

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