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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

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13) Why does Frankenstein leave Elizabeth alone on their wedding night?

Frankenstein wants to protect Elizabeth. With the Monster’s threat “I shall be with you on your wedding-night” reverberating in his mind, Frankenstein sends Elizabeth to retire to their room without him so that he can fight the Monster outside and avoid terrifying her with the sight of their imminent battle. What Frankenstein doesn’t realize is that he has just made a fatal mistake: The Monster is heading for their room, and Elizabeth is now vulnerable to the Monster’s attack.