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utter carelessness . . . second

Again, as in his shock over the mistreatment of Justine Moritz in the first volume (1.7.9), Victor's innate sense of decency is evoked to complicate our recognitions: in this particular case, that his own medical carelessness was implicit in his creation of a being with monstrous features who could not function within a conventional social format (1.3.5) and that his uncaring brutality has been recently marked in the wanton destruction of the second creature on whom he had been working in the preceding chapter (3.3.2).