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Re: "I'm your Frankenstein." & "Clarence is come, false fleeting, perjured Clarence."

Posted by Bob on October 29, 2000

In Reply to: "I'm your Frankenstein." & "Clarence is come, false fleeting, perjured Clarence." posted by Yer on October 27, 2000

: I believe this statement : "I'm your Frankstein" means "I am that of your creation", but I am unsure, therefore, I was wondering if someone could help me out please. As for the other statement, I don't have a clue. They both are quotes found from O'Neil's play: Long Day's Journey Into Night. I need it for Monday, October 30. Thank you for you help.

The latter is from Richard III, Act I, scene IV
BRAKENBURY

Awaked you not with this sore agony?

CLARENCE

O, no, my dream was lengthen'd after life;
O, then began the tempest to my soul,
Who pass'd, methought, the melancholy flood,
With that grim ferryman which poets write of,
Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.
The first that there did greet my stranger soul,
Was my great father-in-law, renowned Warwick;
Who cried aloud, 'What scourge for perjury
Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?'
And so he vanish'd: then came wandering by
A shadow like an angel, with bright hair
Dabbled in blood; and he squeak'd out aloud,
'Clarence is come; false, fleeting, perjured Clarence,
That stabb'd me in the field by Tewksbury;
Seize on him, Furies, take him to your torments!'
With that, methoughts, a legion of foul fiends
Environ'd me about, and howled in mine ears
Such hideous cries, that with the very noise
I trembling waked, and for a season after
Could not believe but that I was in hell,
Such terrible impression made the dream.

BRAKENBURY

No marvel, my lord, though it affrighted you;
I promise, I am afraid to hear you tell it.