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the same boat

A realistic perspective on this evidence might emphasize the fact that, since both the Creature's and Victor's boats are Scottish in make, they would therefore in all probability resemble one another closely. But Mary Shelley seems to have another purpose in mind. Having already forced an aura of the uncanny upon this scene through the great distance of travel and coincidence of destination of her characters, she subtly reinforces the interchangeability of Creature and creator that will progressively intensify as the novel moves towards its conclusion.