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Again do I vow vengeance

The sudden time shift into the present tense makes us realize how isolated from reality is Victor's conception of the universe. But, likewise, the religious overtones of this reiterated "vow," combined with Victor's sense that he is an instrument of divine retribution, must alert us to the irony by which the two beings, linked in a closed circle of revenge, are anything but redemptive in their endeavors.