In Frankenstein, what does the creature learn from papers found in Victors pocket?

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In a poignant scene, the creature describes to Victor the effect of such books as Paradise Lost upon him since he identifies with Adam, who also is united by not link to any other being. Further, the creature tells Victor that he has found some paper in the pocket of "the dress....taken from the laboratory."  These papers are from a journal written four months before Victor's fashioning of his creature.  In these papers, Victor Frankenstein records in painstaking detail every step which he has taken in the "progress" of his work.  In addition, this recording is intermingled with documentation of domestic occurrences.The creature tells Victor,

 "I sickened as I read. 'Hateful day when I received life!'....'Accursed creator!  Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?"

The creature bemoans the fact that God created man in His own image, beautiful and alluring, while his form is but a "filthy type" of the human one, made even more horrid by its perverse resemblance.  Even Satan, remarks the creature, had his admirers, but he is alone, "solitary and abhorred."

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