Henry was my only nurse

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Henry was my only nurse

Nursing in this novel defines a character's capacity for sympathy and selfless affection: Victor's mother Caroline has come to her death from the act of nursing Elizabeth (I:2:2), and Victor himself has already been the subject of Walton's concerned ministrations after being brought aboard ship and, as here, fainting (I:L4:9).