even now she often reminds me of her

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even now she often reminds me of her

This point is reemphasized two paragraphs on. Given the events subsequent to this chapter, one should stress the significance of this statement. Justine Moritz has been so fond of Victor's mother Caroline that she imitates her tones and gestures and to Elizabeth seems like her embodiment. That Victor can remain silent at her persecution will thus be a signal moral failing.