Elizabeth Lavenza

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Elizabeth Lavenza

In the 1831 edition Elizabeth Lavenza's consanguinity with Victor Frankenstein has been removed: she is no longer his cousin. She is also no longer compared by simile to an insect, a bird, and a pet animal. Yet, Mary Shelley does retain the curiously dehumanizing figuration of the first edition by having Victor now compare her to a chamois.