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anger and hatred

It may be difficult for the reader to suspend prior knowledge of the plot at this point and recall that Victor's one sighting of his Creature in the vicinity of Geneva does not constitute proof that he has done anything transgressive, let alone has accomplished the murder of William and the framing of Justine. Given what Victor actually knows of his Creature, this first greeting of him would seem to testify to a psychological disturbance, if not a real derangement. Certainly, he does not treat him as the prodigal son returning to his rightful father.