Monday, August 25, 2008

Pierced Arrow

“The wounded deer dragging its fainting limbs to some untrodden brake, there to gaze upon the arrow which had pierced it, and to die, was but a type of me” (81).

Victor sees himself as a deer that has been fatally injured with an arrow and has gone off to die alone in misery. Victor's use of imagery in describing his feelings as a deathly condition allows the tone of the scene to be somber. He no longer feels the same ties to his family and friends that he had before his monster started murdering them, and he imagines that he is simply waiting for his life to end.

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