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Safie . . . cottage

That the enterprizing Safie, who has managed to travel from Constantinople to Paris, then to central Italy, and from there to this rural section of south-central Germany, is so horrified attests to the intensity of fear aroused by the sight of the Creature. That she deserts the entire family at this moment of crisis testifies to a primal, irrational sense of self-preservation that is distinctly unGodwinian and stands as an ironic counterstatement to all the Enlightenment ideals so accentuated in the paragraphs leading up to this denouement.