The guilty are allowed, by human laws, bloody as they may be, to speak
in their own defence before they are condemned
Unknowingly yet shrewdly, throughout this speech the Creature touches Victor
Frankenstein on his most sensitive moral points. Watching Justine
condemned for a crime for which he held himself responsible, Victor was
(and continues to be) racked by a sense of injustice. Yet, in condemning
the Creature, he is just as guilty of fundamental injustice as had been
the Genevan magistracy.