Their benevolent disposition

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Their benevolent disposition

The repetition of the adjective "benevolent" three times in as many paragraphs indicates the stress Mary Shelley places on this as a fundamental attribute of human virtue. However it may be stressed in Victor's memory, the frequency with which such benevolence is actually encountered as a motivating force will be tested when the Creature flees Victor's apartment and attempts to make his way in the world.