The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Victor’s immediate disgust with his creature is interesting in the fact that, before animation, he had thought it to be beautiful - as shown here: “I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! … But these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast …” (35); it strikes me as bizarre that, when he should be so proud (overjoyed, even) to have achieved such an accomplishment, he instead took to terror - though I can’t seem to figure out what. The only possible explanation of Victor’s behavior I can come up with is that he was afraid of what he’d done, and he was afraid of his own power. Even beyond that emotional whiplash, there was how Victor reacted to the Creature showing up in his bedroom - “ the dim light of the moon, it forced
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