I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness; but there are moments when, if one performs an act of kindness towards him, or does him any the most trifling service, his whole countenance is lighted up, as it were, with a beam of benevolence and sweetness that I never saw equalled.

– Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, Robert Walton in “Letter 4”. Walton longs for a friend in Victor. He also describes him as a creature, as if Victor had become equal to the creature he had created.