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In volume I, chapter III, page 32, Victor Frankenstein remarks on the excitement and enthusiasm proposed in his desire to be a creator. "Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve their's." His expression of ambition shown here is ominous of his unhealthy obsession with being a framer of his own species. It is not enough for him to perhaps go on and have biological children, thus ensuring his legacy. He would rather be like a god and create a new species so that he could be exalted and praised. On page 29 at the very beginning of volume II, chapter I, Frankenstein comments on the affliction of the human mind in connection with emotion and the condition of the soul. "Nothing is more painful to the human mind, than, after the feelings have been worked up
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