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I could not sacrifice the whole human race

Even as Victor demonized his Creature and surrounded his second creation with imaginings of the direst consequences, it is clear that in the ensuing months he has inflated this act of destruction of the second being, transforming what appeared at the time as an act of passionate homicide into a gesture of sublime heroism offered in behalf of all of humankind. It is small wonder Alphone Frankenstein changes the subject: such apparent delusions of grandeur are highly suspect.