Did the creature intend to kill the child? How did he react once he had killed the child?
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Certainly not at first. He was hoping the child was not yet tainted by the same hatred as adults. He seizes the boy's arm as he runs past; the child screams in terror and struggles to get away. He calls the creature a "hideous monster," and says that his father, M. Frankenstein, will punish him. Upon hearing the name of Frankenstein, the creature, enraged, strangles him. He feels a "hellish triumph" at the boy's death, and reflects that his despised creator is not, after all, invulnerable.