"Like father, like son." This saying holds more to be true than initially meets the eye in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein and his "son," the creature (or his creation), possess many of the same characteristics when examined on a deeper level. Both are emotional and sensitive beings (as seen by their extremely emotional natures: Victor getting ill when anything goes wrong, and the creature's pull to the DeLacey's and their love for one another). Both are very aware of nature's power (Victor sees nature's power in the lightening strike, and the creature sees the power of nature in fire, the moon, and the sun). Both Victor and the creature speak similarly. (That said, one must remember that it is Walton telling the tale, not Victor and the creature. In this sense, the language of the characters could be that of Walton alone.) Both desire to love and to be loved (the creature over Victor), yet both fail to see the true cost of love (Victor fails to see what his love for Elizabeth will cost him, and the creature fails to see what his love could cost him).