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However consonant with heroic endeavor or with an achievement beyond ordinary standards, glory is still a word with masculinist connotations. It is a major component of the complex that, we are told in the first sentence of the novel, Margaret Saville views with such "evil foreboding." Within two sentences the word will become associated with the actual fountain of evil in western myth. Later, we will discover that Victor Frankenstein is exactly similar to Walton in representing himself as pursuing knowledge not for wealth but for glory (1.1.8).