Safie's father is accused of crime and sentenced to death. "The father of Safie had been the cause of their ruin.He was a turkish merchant and had inhabited Paris for many years, when, for some reason which I could not learn, he became obnoxious to the government." (Shelley 17) Safie had just returned to Constantinople to join him.
Felix visited Safie's father, Felix fell in love with Safie. Safie sent Felix love letters thanking him for helping her father. The creature had been making copies of the letters. "I have copies of these letters, for I found means, during my residence in the hovel, to procure the implements of writing..." (Shelley 118)
Felix tried to help Safie's father escape, but the plan didn't go as discussed. Felix, Agatha, and De Lacey were thrown in jail. "He did not succeed. They remained confined for five months before the trial took place, the result of which deprived them of their fortune and condemned them to a perpetual exile from their native country." (Shelley 120)
"By some papers of her father which fell in into her hands she heard of the exile of her lover and learnt the name of the spot where he then resided." (Shelley 121) Safie found out that Felix got exiled.
Safie decided to depart from Italy. "Taking with her some jewels that belonged to her and a sum of money, she quitted Italy with an attendant, a native of Leghorn, but who understood the common language of Turkey, and departed for Germany." (Shelley 121) While Felix and them are in prison, she decided to take some time away.
"She arrived in safety at a town about twenty leagues from the cottage of De Lacey, when her attendant fell dangerously ill. Safie nursed her with the most devoted affection, but the poor girl died" (Shelley 121) An attendant Safie took care of died because of being ill.