There are 29 first-person singular pronouns in this paragraph; similarly,
there are another 29 first-person pronouns (26 singular) in 1.3.3, as well as 25 in 1.3.4 (where Victor dissolves his
egocentrism in pontificatory admonishment of Walton's ambition), and a
full 40 such pronouns in 1.3.6. Mary
Shelley thus dexterously underscores Victor's total self-involvement in
his scientific pursuit.