you should . . . make up your mind to disappointment
Just at the point that we may have become overly preoccupied with
Victor's own preoccupation with the image he cuts, we are brought
back to the reality of why he is forced so carefully to hold up a
mirror to his conduct. This stolid Swiss bureaucrat flattens four
murders and the destruction of a prominent Genevan family into a
matter of "disappointment" for Victor. It is little wonder that, after
what he has suffered, he explodes in anger.