Frankenstein: Victor, Suffering in Silence Essay
This challenge which brewed deep within Victor makes him forget about his own life and leads him into isolation and a complete concentration on …show more content…
Elizabeth intervened and provided Justine with some type of comfort and support. “No Justine,” referring to Victor not feeling or believing in her guilt. But, a question arises here, does Elizabeth believe what she is saying? This sentence guides the reader to ask if Elizabeth is able to speak up, why is it that she seems to affirm and give credit to something when Victor chooses to remain silent about it. A common conclusion can guide the reader to remember that when someone remains silent when asked a question, it many times is read as a negative response.
In this particular event, Justine tries to find comfort for her current situation, but Elizabeth is in a way wanting to provide that comfort through her act of justifying Victor’s silence. Who is she really trying to convince in this passage? Is she talking to Justine or herself?
Elizabeth’s intervention confirms her need to cover for Victor, who is suffering because of the guilt he feels for the loss he has encountered. Chapter 21 confirms this when Victor confesses, “I called myself the murderer of William, of Justine, and of Clerval.” Denoting his suffering and guilt toward what has happened.
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