Comment on the language in the following quote from Chapter 5 of Frankenstein.

I thought I saw Elizabeth, in the bloom of health, walking in the streets of Ingolstadt.  Delighted and surprised, I embraced her; but as I imprinted the first kiss on her lips, they became livid with the hue of death; her features appeared to change, and I thought that I held the corpse of my dead mother in my arms; a shroud enveloped her form, and I saw the graveworms crawling in the folds of the flannel.

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How exactly are you supposed to comment on the quote? By what it means? The language used here can be taken as a sign of things to come (Elizabeth's eventual death due to Victor's creature) or Victor obsessing with death and the passing of his mother. The entire dream could be seen as Victor having a vision of the future and the horror that his Creature unleashes. There is also a possible Freudian interpretation about Elizabeth becoming Victor's mother. I am not entirely sure what your assignment is, however, so I am not sure what kind of comments you are looking for.

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