why does shelley end ch 12 on an apparently optomistic note


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Upon seeing his own reflection in a pool of water, the creature becomes even more certain that he will never know such happiness; he finds his own face to be monstrous, capable of inspiring only fear or disgust. Nonetheless, he dreams of winning the love of the cottagers by mastering their language; in this way can he reveal to them the beauty and gentleness of his soul. I suppose there is a little hope in this but somehow the reader has lost more faith in humanity than even the creature has.

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