By this point in the novel's development, these terms have become
interchangeably shared by Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
Unconscious of his repetitive language, Victor has named the Creature a
"wretch" on first looking at him (see 1.4.1) and, again upon seeing him a second
time, as the being approaches him across the Sea of Ice (2.2.3). But he likewise refers to himself
by the same term in the last sentence of Volume 1 (1.7.10), and Elizabeth characterizes him
similarly at the beginning of the second volume (2.1.4).