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they all died by my hands

This is a further instance in which Victor's new level of candor is striking in its unblinking justice. Although it is easy to dismiss this language as characteristically hyperbolic and histrionic, to do so without maintaining a regard for the intensification of his self-understanding would be unjust. The sense of connectedness he now acknowledges with his Creature will become the distinguishing feature of the last movement of the novel.