By: Edith, Olivia, Brendan, Maher, Eric
Summary of Chapter 8
In chapter 8 justine spends the night at her aunt’s house, on her return she finds out William is missing.
Justine goes searching for William. Justine is blamed for his death, and goes to court. She was “confident in her Innocence”, and Elizabeth is the only one that tries to prove shes a good person by talking about her character and good traits. Victor believes Justine is innocent and blames his creation for William’s death.
Justine confesses to killing William in an attempt to get absolution, and is executed either way.
Chapter 8, Paragraph 2
“The appearance of Justine was calm. She was dressed in mourning, and her countenance, always engaging, was rendered, by the solemnity of her feelings, exquisitely beautiful.Yet she appeared confident in innocence, and did not tremble, although gazed on and excrated by thousands; for all the kindness which her beauty might otherwise have excited, was obliterated in the minds of the spectators by the imagination of the enormity she was supposed to have committed.”
This quote is important because even though she is being accused of murder Victor sees the good in her and he truly believes she didn’t kill his brother. He thinks that Justine is courageous, innocent, and beautiful. Victor believes The Monster killed his brother.
Connections To Themes
➔ Fate/Destiny: Maybe William and Justine were meant to die in order for Victor to realize how bad his creation actually is. Victor is left to ponder with two deaths that maybe he could of prevented.
➔ Injustice: Justine is executed for a crime she