How do you interpret Frankenstein's initial response to the success of his experiment?

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In Volume 1, Chapter 5 of Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus, Victor is only concerned about his work and how it might, if successful, live on.

It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils.

Victor only wants to get published: he values his journal over his creation.  All his passion and preparation were put into the act of creation, not taking care of the thing created.  He is a rogue scientist, not a nurturing father.

Notice the "my": he takes a completely subjective and selfish view of the process of creation, regardless of the consequences.  He sees the act of creating life (or reanimating life) as a science experiment, not an existential birth.  The whole process seems like a grand dare: he wants to see if he can do it.  In this way he is...

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