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Walton understandably credits Victor's condition to severe exposure; but Victor tends to react with extreme stress to the Creature's presence and more than once falls into a catatonic state: e.g., after the Creature's original escape (1.4.7), after the destruction of the second creature (3.3.7), and after the death of Clerval (3.4.4). This appears to be a psychosomatic corollary to his constitutional introversion.