Dr. Henry Clerval:
You're afraid. I was afraid at first. It's the way we've been brought up. We've been brought up to fear! To fear the punishment of the gods. But Prometheus defied them.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: And they punished him! Dr. Henry Clerval: He scorned their punishment. So has every other hero that's stolen secrets from nature to give to mankind. Dr. Victor Frankenstein: You know, I find I enjoy being a criminal. Dr. Henry Clerval: The process is reversing itself! Dr. Victor Frankenstein: The process is r... R? Ready to begin! Dr. John Polidori: What a model parent you've been! You loved your creature so long as it was pretty but when it lost its looks, Hah! That was another matter! So much for your dainty conscience. Dr. John Polidori: And what different futures, your and mine. But each will have what each desires. Only fools like Henry Clerval want vulgar fame. I shall have the power that works unseen, that moves the world. You alone, Frankenstein, when you read in your newspaper that a monarch has been deposed or that two nations are at war with each other, will say to yourself - that's the hand of Polidori. That's the man who once called me colleague. Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Long live Polidori the invisible. May his plots thicken. Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Are you satisfied now? Have you punished me enough for giving you life? I've wronged you, I know. I, I disowned you. I wanted to destroy you. How can I blame you for anything that you've done? Poor creature, you're as weary of life as I am. If only I could rid mankind of us both. I'm a weak human, I can't stay long in this terrible place. But your iron body will keep you alive against your will. You'll be all alone here. That would be too cruel. Forgive me. Please forgive me. *Forgive me!* The Creature: Beautiful. [In Henry Clerval's voice] The Creature: Victor. Bravo. Bravo, Victor. Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Rest. The Creature: Do you still assume the authority of the almighty, Miss Fanschawe?