my agony was still superior to thine

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my agony was still superior to thine

The Creature's language recalls the diction of Victor Frankenstein's curse on him in the cemetery of Geneva where the Frankenstein family was interred (III:7:5), to which he responded with a "loud and fiendish laugh." This retrospective perhaps explicates that laugh; at the very least, it indicates that the agony Victor had wished upon him then was already the abiding condition of his existence.