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I was now alone

A sentence with an ominous sound, resonating throughout the novel, back to Walton's sense of isolation in Archangel, (Letter 2.2), his ice-bound ship (Letter 4.1), the discovery of Victor marooned on an ice-floe (Letter 4.2 and note) and to the enforced isolation in which his Creature is forced to pass his entire existence (2.3.1 and 2.8.1). Of particular weight in this diction is its reflection of famous lines in Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" to which Walton has already referred suggestively.