I should have wept to die
It is true that the Creature's first experience of spring was joyful (2.4.7); but his memory is here playing
tricks with him. He was created on a "dreary night of November" (1.4.1), and upon his escape into the
woods near Ingolstadt he experienced
extreme and uncomfortable cold. His
reaction to his first day of life was, in fact, to weep (2.3.1).