increase of misery
Although the discussion may seem to have moved far from the structural
center of the novel, the resonance of this phrase reminds us of the
glorious ambitions driving both Walton and Victor Frankenstein and of how
Victor's aspiration that "many happy and excellent natures would owe their
being to" him (1.3.6) has been
disastrously subverted into a murder and miscarriage of justice
implicating both his Creature and himself.