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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