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The creature states,

"All men hate the wretched: how, then must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, the creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. You purpose to kill me. How dare you sport thus with life?"

The rhetorical question is meant to


demand information the daemon feels only Victor knows.


establish that the daemon is subordinate to Victor.


hint that the daemon knows he will prevail.


compare the daemon's actions to Victor's.


prick Victor's conscience.

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