Thus I relieve thee
Although the Creature here gains the bitter satisfaction of forcing
Victor to confront his own responsibility for having created a being
of such surpassing ugliness that he himself cannot bear his sight, at the
same time this aggressive gesture imposes the threat of his great physical
power upon his weaker creator. It sharply emphasizes the aesthetic
problem he poses for human beings; but this gesture does not by any means
seem limited solely to that end.