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it did not endure the violence of the change without torture

Having been created over a long period of time, then brought to life, the Creature has passed the nearly six years of his existence being recreated in an inverse, indeed, a negative manner. He describes it as viscerallly painful, a creation without anesthesia. The violent negation of his original being is a corollary to the way in which hatred replaced love as his bond with Victor Frankenstein.