I have no relation or friend upon earth
A remarkable difference exists, we must realize with something of a jolt,
between the Creature's silent meditations in his hovel and the sudden
intrusion of a public utterance of his conclusions from them. Insofar as
it is hard for any reader to conceive of such sentences as these ever
being uttered by an actual human being, it testifies to the unique
existential extremity of the case he poses.