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ardently prayed

The language of ardor, earlier associated with the scientific pursuits of both Walton (Letter 1.2, Letter 3) and Victor Frankenstein (1.3.2, 1.4.2) -- where in the latter case it is tinged with something approaching the eroticism only fully expressed after the death of Elizabeth (3.6.2) -- is here transferred into the arena of hatred. In Victor this hatred will constitute a passion as intense and single-minded as erotic infatuation.