miserably pent . . . wretchedness
The ironic undertone of identification between Victor and his Creature
continues with the implication of how unfortunate it will be should Victor
once more be "let loose" upon the world. Here, the term by which Victor
first denominated his Creature--wretch (see 1.4.1 and note)--which is descended from the Old
English word for exile, is expanded to encompass the entire world.