“Alas! I regret that I am taken from you; and, happy and beloved as I have been, is it not hard to quit you all? But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavor to resign myself cheerfully to death, and will indulge a hope of meeting you in another world.”

– Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, Chapter 3. Caroline Frankenstein on her deathbed, suffering from scarlet fever, to Elizabeth and Victor. She is a loving and selfless person and mother to the end.