it modelled my feelingsWhether impelled by the verb "modelled" (1818) or "moulded" (1831), this is a fascinating phrase. In the second case, although the revised edition lacks the epigraph from Milton's Paradise Lost that marks the original title page ("Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay / To mould me Man?"—X.743-44 ), Mary Shelley's recast diction seems to recall it with a deliberate irony. In this reconstitution the new Adam, lacking all free will, is animated by his own revenge, which is the pattern, the "mould," established by Satan in Milton's epic.
On a mundane rather than cosmic level, however, we might want to contemplate what it is to have one's entire emotional life formed by the sentiment of revenge? In accord with the loss of "voluntary thought" mentioned in the previous sentence, Victor also gives up any feeling, any instinctual sense of identification, that might lead him away from his obsessive rage against his double. He thus confesses himself as being wholly shaped, both intellectually and emotionally, by this bond of negation. As he embarks on a pursuit of high adventure, he casts himself, ironically, as a totally passive victim of his own choosing.