the solitude I coveted
Although, of course, Victor will need to pursue his scientific labors by
himself, the verb "coveted" conveys a sense of profound asociality as a
crucial aspect of Victor's constitution. However eagerly
he expresses his anticipation of returning to find fulfillment in his
union with Elizabeth, what his father praises as "our domestic calm" at this point in the
1818 edition seems wholly to lack the capacity to satisfy Victor.