ardently prayed

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ardently prayed

The language of ardor, earlier associated with the scientific pursuits of both Walton (I:L1:2, I:L3:1) and Victor Frankenstein (I:3:2, I:4:3)—where in the latter case it is tinged with something approaching the eroticism only fully expressed after the death of Elizabeth (III:6:9)—is here transferred into the arena of hatred. In Victor this hatred will constitute a passion as intense and single-minded as erotic infatuation.