With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony.
Victor prepares to ‘give birth.’ Assonant ‘a’s.
I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! — Great God!
Victor’s aesthetic expectations compared with reality – and a supplication to the almighty.
because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread
Last line of The Ancient Mariner section Victor recites as he flees the Creature. Gothic.
a voyage of discovery to the land of knowledge
Clerval portrays learning in terms of discovery rather than interference
It was a divine spring; and the season contributed greatly to my convalescence
Spring’s effect on Victor – while the burgeoning of nature has a similar effect on his estranged Creature.
“the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”
As soon as the monster comes to life, Victor is filled with intense revulsion.