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The books and authors that shape the monster's education primarily serve to
reveal the reasons why Victor abandoned him and why no one else is able to accept him.
show that the creature is more religious than Victor.
suggest that knowledge is the reason for his failure to connect with the de Lacey family.
elevate the creature's understanding of the world around him.
illustrate the monster's newfound faith in science and his desire to surpass Victor in scientific thought.