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am I not alone, miserably alone?

Not only does the Creature's terrible solitude remind us of the mental isolation into which Victor Frankenstein finds himself plunged, but it also takes us back to the original scene in which this narrative is being recited, upon a ship in the midst of the Arctic Ocean, remote from either land or other human beings. As in Walton's letters (Letter 1.2 and Letter 2.5), so here one cannot fail to hear the echo of Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner": "Alone, alone, all, all alone,/ Alone on a wide wide sea!" (line 232).