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Cursed, cursed creator!

This chapter begins with a remarkable series of linguistic echoes in which the Creature echoes the language of Victor Frankenstein, in part to indicate that comparable experiences have produced comparable misery, but also to underscore the affinity of creator and creation. The first element is this imprecation, a repetition of the curse Victor pronounced on himself at their meeting on the Mer de Glace (2.2.6 and note).