The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Themes & Motifs

Kiersten White
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Family

While Elizabeth spends most of the novel trying to fit in with the Frankensteins, she finds her real family with friends.

For a majority of Elizabeth’s life, her one desire is to be a Frankenstein. In her mind, her entire future revolves around them. This is why she is so desperate to bring Victor home. She constantly thinks of people like Henry (or Victor to some degree) as being lucky in their privilege. For example, when she thinks that Henry left Victor in Ingolstadt, she says, “How selfish of him to leave because his feelings were hurt. How privileged of him to be able to value his own feelings over the safety of others because he himself had never known what it was to be afraid” (72). Furthermore, when Mary asks if Elizabeth loves Victor, Elizabeth says, “He is my entire life. And my only hope...

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