imagination was dreadful
This is a further example of the dark tones in which the Romantic
imagination is painted in this novel, resembling earlier cases where an
isolated mind is confronted with a radical uncertainty. For earlier
instances pertaining to Victor, see 1.4.7 and note; 1.2.3 and note; for a similar construction on the
part of the Creature, see 2.4.6 and note.