excitements to his vengeance

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excitements to his vengeance

Walton is referring to Victor's own acute sense that the spirit world that guides him is vindictive (III:7:19) and exonerates him from normal codes of worldly justice or, indeed, responsibility for his acts as a member of society. Yet, the emphasis here on "his vengeance" suggests that Walton's apprehension is crucially different from Victor's own and serves to underscore the delusional, paranoid mentality that is now Victor's habitual mode of thought.