However consonant with heroic endeavor or with an achievement beyond
ordinary standards, glory is still a word with masculinist connotations.
It is a major component of the complex that, we are told in the first sentence
of the novel, Margaret Saville views with such "evil foreboding." Within
two sentences the word will become associated with the actual fountain of
evil in western myth. Later, we will discover that Victor Frankenstein is
exactly similar to Walton in representing himself as pursuing knowledge not
for wealth but for glory (1.1.8).
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