the tortures of hell
As earlier, Victor's histrionic sputtering, even as it testifies at once
to the explosion of long repressed emotion and to his incapacity to handle
the situation with which he is suddenly confronted, is also revelatory on
a conceptual level. His mind is totally bound by the binary opposition of
God and Satan in which he assumes not just creative godhead but also the
right of judgment and particularly that of damnation, appointing this
"fiend" and "devil" to the "tortures of hell."