Contents Index

voluntary thought

Beginning with this phrase, the last chapter of Victor's long narration starts a subtle recapitulation and intensification of the overarching themes of his discourse. In this case, if we read between the lines we realize that Victor has finally given up all reponsibility for his own actions and, with that loss, any sense of his individual identity. He is now locking himself within the dyad of his adversarial relation with the Creature.