Patient #1276, referring to himself this morning as Victor Frankenstein, suffers from schizophrenia with multiple personality disorder, no doubt, initiated by his feelings of guilt over his homosexuality. “
Whenever the creature appears to Victor, it is always described as through the filter of some reflective substance: ice, water, glass, as in his statement, “”how was I terrified when I viewed myself in a transparent pool” and again, “hope… vanished when I beheld my person reflected in water or my shadow in the moonshine…” (Multiple instances, too numerous to site in a brief 320 word patient record.)
Victor, sometimes referring to himself as a daemon, (note European spelling,) sometimes referring to himself as Captain Walton, was admitted after arrest for killing spree, having taken the lives of his father, (who undoubtedly showed a preference for his other children including one adopted child,) mother, brother, adopted sister, best friend, Clerval, and countless seaman whom he was able to persuade to engage in a death-defying journey to the North Pole.
At times calm and articulate, Victor is given to spells of self-admitted madness. As Capt. Walton, he admits of Victor, “his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness….” (Multiple instances of self-proclaimed insanity, too numerous to site.)
Victor proclaims evidence of the truth of his tall tale via written records and verbal histories, yet can produce no solid physical evidence. His tales are quite inventive and he conveniently conjures witnesses who suffer from blindness, or who are, sadly, and no doubt by his own hands, dead.
It is my conclusion that Victor, a.k.a. Captain Walton, a.k.a., the daemon, has produced this fantasy as a means of coping with his homosexuality. His killing spree peaked at the height of his having to face his homosexuality, (on his wedding night to his adopted sister.) Unable to create a suitable mate for himself, (another homosexual mate being beyond his realm of acceptablility,) he has concocted this monster mate that would destroy the order of a conventional lifestyle.