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Willliam's Death

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After Victor creates and abandons the creature, Clerval joins Victor at the university, where the continue studies and then take up a "pedestrian tour" of the country. When they return, Victor receives a letter from his father, describing the murder of his "beloved William."

The effect of William's death on the plot is

A

to re-ignite Victor's jealousy over the affection his father felt for his siblings.

B

to deepen the friendship and sympathy between Victor and Clerval.

C

to highlight Elizabeth's vulnerability so Victor will rush to her aid.

D

to emphasize the reality and malevolence of the creature.

E

to highlight the gothic elements of the story.