Justine was very ill

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Justine was very ill

As Caroline Frankenstein contracted scarlet fever from tending Elizabeth, so it would appear that Justine contracted it from her but because of her youth survived. The selflessless of feminine minstration is quietly underscored. So is the general vulnerablity of human beings, which should remind the reader that it is this susceptibility to disease and dissolution that Victor had sought through his researches to ameliorate.