In creating the characters of Victor Frankenstein and his creature, Shelley creates a literary and psychological archetype known as the Shadow.
Victor and his creature can be interpreted as two halves of a single being.
I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.
In the context of the passage which of the following conveys the primary effect of the use of color in the description?