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forced solitude

Where Victor hedges, the Creature counters: as "evil passions" the phrase Victor employed four paragraphs before, will disappear within an ambience of sympathy, so (as "vices") they are the product of solitude. Again, we hear the resonance of the title of Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude," published a few months before Frankenstein was begun (see 2.8.8 and note).