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sight tremendous and abhorred

Although the rhetoric is overloaded, one should not miss the significance of the Creature's being first defined as the actual embodiment of the sublime landscape out of which he emerges. Taller and stronger than any normal human being and created out of the essential dynamic forces of nature, he seems deliberately to embody the Power that Percy Bysshe Shelley located in the mountain itself:
. . . awful scene,
Where Power in likeness of the Arve comes down
From the ice-gulfs that gird his secret throne,
Bursting through these dark mountains like the flame
Of lightning through the tempest.

("Mont Blanc," 15-19)