Victor and Henry spend the winter in London, touring the city and making plans to visit the rest of England.
The visit delights Henry, whileVictor broods and only visits the philosophers who have the latest scientific information.
“During my youthful days discontent never visited my mind.[…] But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself ”(Shelley 164-165).
Victor was being pulled in 2 different directions because it showed his feelings about his decision to help the monster.
“For an instant I dared to shake off my chains, and look around me with a free and Lofty spirit; but the iron had eaten into my flesh, and I sank again, trembling and hopeless, into my miserable self” (Shelley 165).
Victor doesn't want to fulfill his monsters request of creating a female companion but he has to if he wants to be free from his monsters both physically and mentally. Frank wants to be free but is chained to his promise.
The two go to Oxford, and a friend invites them to visit Scotland
Victor thinks what the monster could be doing at the same time as he is on his way to Scotland.
“I had now neglected my promise for some time, and I feared the effects of the demons disappointment. He might remained in Switzerland, and wreak his vengeance on my relatives. This idea pursued me and tormented me at every moment from which I might otherwise have snatched repose and peace.[...] I felt as I had committed some great crime, the consciousness of which haunted me. I was guiltless, but I had indeed drown down a horrible curse upon my head, as mortal as that of crime”(Shelley 166).