Like the grim warning the Monster later gives to Victor, this premonitory dream is also unheeded, with tragic consequences.
Moreover it is referred to as life energy in general, whereas the Destrudo is associated with self-destruction. London: Hogarth, Originally published in The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 7.
Victor's dream warns of the death of Elizabeth. It is not only in Frankenstein that we find evidence of Mary Shelley's conventional handling of dreams. Rieger's denunciation is harsh, but he does provide sufficient cause to question whether the account of the dream is credible.
Ozolins, Aija. But the repressed manifestly returns the more his efforts come to fruition.