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There are 29 first-person singular pronouns in this paragraph; similarly, there are another 29 first-person pronouns (26 singular) in 1.3.3, as well as 25 in 1.3.4 (where Victor dissolves his egocentrism in pontificatory admonishment of Walton's ambition), and a full 40 such pronouns in 1.3.6. Mary Shelley thus dexterously underscores Victor's total self-involvement in his scientific pursuit.