When the monster tells Victor his story in Chapters 10-17 of Frankenstein, why is the setting important? Of what does the monster accuse Victor?

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The setting that the monster tells about is the way he has had to live because of Victor's abandonment of him. He tells about a cave dwelling with straw for comfort.  The setting is important because it shows that the monster had needs just like other humans.  It begins to humanize the creature.  It is imperative for Victor to know how he has led to the demise of his creature.  The creature tells his story explaining how he came to be aware of his senses and the people around him.  He had the need o belong.  He witnessed a comfortable and desirable sight when he witnessed the old man and girl in the cottage.  He felt joy at watching them.  The creature is disclosing that in truth he is not a monster.  The creature has finally showed himself to the blind man asking him for help and acceptance but when his family came home they were appalled.

The creature asks Victor why he had created him.  The creature wants Frankenstein to create a female for him so that he will not be alone.  He accuses his creator of having the same feelings as other men, the desire to tear him to pieces and triumph.

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