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the eternal twinkling of the stars weighed upon me

The sense of the momentous responsibility he has assumed seems for the moment to have made Victor into a new being. In a curious way, by recognizing what it is to be God, he becomes more like the sober and fearful Adam setting out from Eden at the end of Paradise Lost, a moral being for whom, as the Creature himself has acknowledged in reference to Byron's Manfred (2.5.6 and note, 2.7.5 and note), knowledge is commensurate with sorrow.