the monster of my creation

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the monster of my creation

Of all Victor's terms for the being he has brought to life this seems the most directly applicable to a true understanding of the dynamics that underlie the identification of him as monstrous. No longer merely a "monster" in and of himself, here the Creature is designated as being created in such a form. Victor thus tacitly acknowledges his responsibility for making his Creature monstrous, whether in deed or by the mere utterance of the word.