Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin. When I look back, it seems to me as if this almost miraculous change of inclination and will was the immediate suggestion of the guardian angel of my life—the last effort made by the spirit of preservation to avert the storm that was even then hanging in the stars and ready to envelop me. Her victory was announced by an unusual tranquillity and gladness of soul which followed the relinquishing of my ancient and latterly tormenting studies. It was thus that I was to be taught to associate evil with their prosecution, happiness with their disregard.
It was a strong effort of the spirit of good, but it was ineffectual. Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction.
As seen in The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrarator is foreshadowing so many things, though we haven’t finished the whole book of Frankenstein we all know the classic theory is that Dr. Frankenstein bought the monster alive with lightning, and in the end, the monster was his ‘down fall’. We can already see the foreshadowing of this story, when the narrator says “the last effort made by the spirit of preservation to avert the storm that was even then hanging in the stars and ready to envelop” this is foreshadowing of the strom that Dr Frankenstine uses to create the monster. When the narrator “Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction” this is foreshadowing that the monster that Dr Frankenstine will create with be his “terrible destruction”.