I would rather . . . friendless outcast over the earth
Here, as Victor recognizes how wholly inverted was truth from expectation, the ironies become heavy indeed, for, however extreme his rhetoric, he seems wholly unconscious that this is the fate he has bestowed upon his Creature. And given that what he utters here comes with the burden of a sudden shift to the total retrospect of Walton's cabin, he seems strangely unable to acknowledge that this is the fate he has bestowed upon himself as well. From a few days after the marriage onward, Victor does, in fact, desert Switzerland for ever to pursue the Creature far and wide across national borders, the two of them sharing a state of permanent "exile."