The language, tinged with eroticism, is suggestive of the narcissistic
dimensions of Victor's preoccupation with his knowledge and the power that
might stem from it. Johnson, in his
becomes loquacious in his definition of the word, suggesting shadings with
implications for the novel's thematic texture:
Ecstasy; transport; violence of any pleasing passion; enthusiasm;
uncommon heat of imagination.
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