a state of insurrection and turmoil
As with many of her interpolations in 1831, Mary Shelley here seems
intent on an early establishment of a pattern that will reappear and
become more intense in its significance as the novel progresses. Such
psychological turmoil will produce a state of nightmare and half-sleep on
the night after the Creature is created (1.4.2) and will reveal itself in Volumes
2 and 3 by a chronic and, in the end, debilitating fever.