sympathy and compassion
Doubtless, this will seem only a natural human reaction, but once we have
experienced Victor's narration of the agon through which he and
his Creature have suffered, such sympathy will appear to be a rarer
attribute, all the more prized for how seldom it is actually practiced by
the major characters of the novel. Walton's reaching out in sympathy
stands in marked contrast to the universal reaction elicited by the
presence of the Creature.