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Perhaps the Creature comprehends that is he talking to a person from a long line of civic magistrates, or perhaps his plea has simply been predicated on their shared Enlightenment discourse. Whatever the case, in his long narration he has consistently been touching on the nerve from which he at last gets a response. For the first time in his dealings with the Creature, from the original thought of his creation down to this moment of moral decision, Victor acknowledges an abstract concept of the justice owed him.