Victor and Elizabeth

What is Shelley's intent when she has Victor characterize Elizabeth as "the saintly soul (who) shone like a shrine-dedicated lamp in our peaceful home?" What role does this characterization set for Elizabeth?

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Elizabeth is presented as being angelically good and incomparably beauty: she represents ideal womanhood and its promises of love and comfort. Victor puts her on a pedestal which sets her up to be taken away by the creature.