One way in which we could consider Victor a victim occurs after he destroys the female mate which would be a companion for his original creature. When he makes his first creature, his physical neglect of that creature is pretty apparent, as is his failure to properly consider and care for the creature's emotional well-being. However, Victor tries to avoid making similar mistakes in creating a mate. He cannot predict the personality, wants, or capabilities of this second creature any more than he could predict those aspects of the first. He realizes that the female "might refuse to comply" with the agreement made between Victor and her mate, that the monsters "might even hate each other," or that they could procreate and make "a race of devils" who would destroy the earth. His conscience feels burdened, and so he tries to make the right and most responsible decision. After this, the creature kills Victor's best friend, Henry Clerval, and later his new bride, Elizabeth. These tragedies then lead to the death of Victor's father. The monster wounds Victor again and again, attempting to make Victor as miserable as the monster feels himself to be, all because Victor has tried to make the right decision. Even if he did not make the best choice the first time, he's trying to do so now, and he is victimized for it.