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I should have wept to die

It is true that the Creature's first experience of spring was joyful (2.4.7); but his memory is here playing tricks with him. He was created on a "dreary night of November" (1.4.1), and upon his escape into the woods near Ingolstadt he experienced extreme and uncomfortable cold. His reaction to his first day of life was, in fact, to weep (2.3.1).