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to detain me

Victor does not realize the irony implicit in his words, as he describes this initial abrogation of his responsibility and his transfer of obligation onto his newly made Creature. It is the Creature who thus innocently asserts his shared bond, only to find himself spurned by his Creator. Yet there is also a secondary irony behind the first, for this account is narrated by a man who has been spending his recent months singleheartedly pursuing the being from whom he originally ran away.