I should have wept to die

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I should have wept to die

It is true that the Creature's first experience of spring was joyful (II:4:19); but his memory is here playing tricks with him. He was created on a "dreary night of November" (I:4:1), and upon his escape into the woods near Ingolstadt he experienced extreme and uncomfortable cold. His reaction to his first day of life was, in fact, to weep (II:3:2).