Hideous monster!

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Hideous monster!

The combination of terms here may be accidental, but is wonderfully encapsulating of the dynamics of the novel thus far. The Creature is denominated an Other even as the fixed point for comparison is lodged in the established, public figure of Alphonse Frankenstein, who, from the point of view of his sons (and of himself) is never capable of being viewed in the light of alterity.