I think that Mary Shelley put this in her book because it definitely adds to the story. I think that this poem resembles the journey of the monster. It says for, be it joy or sorrow, the path of its departure still is free. I think that she is trying to say that even though the monster and victor went through a hard time, that is just how life is. Victor had the choice to not create the monster and his life would have been differently. I think it also demonstrates overcoming a challenge. Just like in the life of Mary Shelley she had a lot of death and pain in her life which she had to overcome. The tone is hopeful and sort of empowering.
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