Debating popular theories about Victor’s mental health and origin story
Sinister: from the Latin “left” because of the evil connotations of omens “on the left,” emphasized further by Latin Mass. Adds a fun layer to the hyper-Christian, left-handed Ned Flanders and the title character of “Dexter,” the Latin word designating the right-handed, good omens.
Unable to decipher social cues or verbal tones, Victor was wary about his reunion with the stern Itard and hesitated to greet him, thinking he might be angry about the extended vacation.
Just a few days after New Years 1800, Victor decided to walk out of the woods and into the village, ready to join society… whatever that was.