to detain me
Victor does not realize the irony implicit in his words, as he describes
this initial abrogation of his responsibility and his transfer of obligation
onto his newly made Creature. It is the Creature who thus innocently
asserts his shared bond, only to find himself spurned by his Creator. Yet
there is also a secondary irony behind the first, for this account is
narrated by a man who has been spending his recent months singleheartedly
pursuing the being from whom he originally ran away.