I belonged to a race of human beings
It requires but a moment's pause over this bland statement of relief,
particularly in conjunction with Victor's fears, expressed at the
beginning of the chapter, about propagating a race of devils (see 3.3.1 and note) to realize that its premise is a
blatant racism. Mary Shelley represents it without any underscoring, all
the more suggestive of how inherent is the thinking, how psychologically
embedded the attitude.