My father wished her not to go

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My father wished her not to go

Alphonse Frankenstein in the last sentence of the previous chapter admonished the members of his household to rely on the court's impartiality (see I:6:44). Now that the court has decided against Justine, he acquiesces in its pronouncement of her guilt and sees the family suffering as brought to its term. It is hard not to see such a compartmentalizing of human behavior as having some effect on Victor's habitual distancing of himself from his emotional obligations and his duties to his Creature.