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Unable to respond to Justine when she inquires about his actions, Elizabeth speaks for Victor, saying that he wholeheartedly believes that Justine is innocent. To this, Justine responds, “how sweet is the affection of others to such a wretch as I am! It removes more than half my misfortune; and I feel as if I could die in peace, now that my innocence is acknowledged by you, dear lady, and your cousin” (59). While Justine has finally found peace from Victor’s actions, Victor tumbles into even more anguish since he knows that Justine is doomed to die because of his creation. These opposite emotions are also found between Victor and his monster later in the novel.