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conversed with my family

Such incongruity of tone can have its value (though Mary Shelley did decide in the third edition to remove the family presence altogether from Victor's excursion to Mont Blanc). We will shortly be reminded that there is another part of Victor's family he has assiduously avoided and to whom, unlike his conventional family, he has given no solicitude whatsoever. The oddity of tone here, quickly rectified by the gloomy weather of the next morning, almost unconsciously prepares us for the conversation so feared and so long postponed but now, given the state of Victor's psychological condition, clearly urgent.