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I had money with me

This is not, perhaps, so innocuous a statement as it at first appears. Why should such a statement matter to this narrative, except by way of reminding us that the Creature, besides being a vegetarian, exists wholly outside the economy that links Victor with other human beings? This is a telling reminder of the isolation of his uniqueness, of how on a literal level all of humankind implicitly conspire to exclude him from their interchange.