To facilitate his creation Victor has recourse to animal parts and tissues
from the abattoir. What Victor thus rightly distinguishes in the previous
paragraph as his "new species" would seem to be an amalgam of
several orders of sentient life. The Creature's mixed status perhaps
explains his superhuman strength, also the curious fact that -- like
the herbivore cattle and horses to whom he may be physically indebted -- he
is a vegetarian.