How does Shelley create a feeling of suspense in chapters 17 through 21 of "Frankenstein"? Try to give evidence

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The first way that Shelley builds suspense is by delaying resolution to the conflict.  The monster wants Victor to make him a companion.  Victor at first refuses, but finally agrees.  They part company and Victor goes back to Geneva with the family.  We as readers must wait - will Victor go through with this plan?  Will the monster honor his agreement to leave with the companion?

The doubt increases for Victor, and for us.  He can't find the courage to go through with the plan, and so we begin to feel anxious for him.  What will the monster do?  His trip to Scotland makes our anxiety more acute.  Shelley uses description to...

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