my workshop of filthy creation
This phrase recurs with frequency in the critical literature about the
novel, partly because it stands in such contrast to the almost divine
attributes with which Victor has up to now been honoring himself and his
discovery. In the phrase there is not only a sense of the irreducibly
brute physical reality of what would have actually constituted a
butcher-shop but as well a decided undertone of self-loathing.
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