I was the slave, not the master

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I was the slave, not the master

The Creature reverts to the terms of his last confrontation of Victor Frankenstein, when he called Victor his slave and demanded his obedience (III:3:11 and note). The effect of this recantation, however, is not so much the simple reversal the diction connotes, as an erasure of the polarizing of his terms. Both he and Victor were slaves, mastered alike by their antagonism.