What statement in chapter 7 of Frankenstein suggests that Victor views the creature as part of himself?

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Victor spends most of the chapter reflecting on William's death and his own sense of guilt and melancholy at having been away from home for so long. The creature appears briefly, astonishing Victor with its speed and strength as it scales a hill in a matter of moments, and it occurs to Victor that the creature might have been William's murderer, for "nothing in human shape could have destroyed the fair child".

In my copy, this quote is on page 84, while Victor is reflecting upon the possibility that the creature is the murderer, and on how his own efforts have resulted in this;

I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind,
and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of
horror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly in
the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from
the grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me.
There are some vampire stories which suggest that a spirit can leave the body and go out to do harm on its own; this is what Victor implies. Of course, Victor is jumping to extreme conclusions; having seen the creature, he has already decided that it must be the murderer. This serves as a plot device to make Justine's accusation and execution more horrifying to the reader, by presenting us solely with Victor's conviction of the creature's guilt rather than a rational and secular approach. It also elaborates on Victor's compulsion to seek out the creature and atone for what he feels was his error in creating him, and providing another level of thematic depth (i.e. the creature is also the "dark side" of Victor's psyche).
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