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I am alone, and miserable

In the 1818 edition the last noun of Volume 1, in Victor's narration, is "misery" (1.7.10), and the second volume opens on a scene in which he draws further into himself and his despair (2.1.1). Given the technical mastery of Frankenstein, it is thus perhaps only to be expected that the Creature's autobiographical account should conclude with the Creature in the exact condition of his Creator, sharing an existential misery compounded of solitude and guilt.