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A deadly struggle would take place

Although Victor is self-evidently no match in strength with his creature, he continually looks to a melodramatic struggle-to-the-death to resolve their conflict, thus substituting a simply physical resolution for one that might embody ethical or psychological justice. Once again, one may read here a female author's sense of the conventions of masculinist fictions, whether those of art or real life. (For other instances where Victor similarly falls back on physical competitiveness, see 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 3.3.4, and 3.3.5).