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love and respect

Although it may be a relatively small point, nonetheless it is worth observing how differently the underlying patriarchal structure operates in the De Lacey household from that to be discerned among the Frankensteins. At the same time, the mutual love of the De Lacey family, with its emphasis on the sufficiency of the domestic affections, repeats motifs from the early chapters of Victor's narration (see, for instance, 1.3.8 and note).