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Do you not love another?

At this juncture in the novel few readers would not be startled by the aptness of this question, even if none would construe the passion that consumes Victor as in any conventional sense, whether erotic or paternal, that of love. Whatever the problems of the fictional time scheme, it is apparent that for the past four-and-a-half years, which is the lifetime of Victor's offspring, not to neglect the months of concentrated labor that went into his gestation, Victor has been obsessed with the Creature to the neglect, even destruction, of any other relationship.