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my vow was heard, and that I was reserved for vengeance

The supposition with which this graveyard scene commenced has now hardened into conviction. But surely Mary Shelley emphasizes her irony here, that the sign that Victor's vow has been heard is not some apparition from the dead he would avenge but rather the laugh of the Creature. It is, then, specifically the Creature who reserves Victor's remaining months for vengeance.