so miserable a wretch

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so miserable a wretch

This speech is closely linked in tone and diction with the point in Victor's narration when, awaiting his trial in Ireland, he resolved on the destruction of his Creature as the sole purpose of his future existence (III:4:43). Once again, we discern language (e.g. "miserable," "wretch"), which was originally applied to the Creature (I:4:2, I:4:3), then thrown back upon Victor by the Creature's taunts (III:7:7), operating as a standard diction for his own self-reference.