Victor Frankenstein is found, and rescued, by Robert Walton in the Arctic. Victor begins to explain his life what drew him to science, which was his entire story beginning at his childhood.
I am a Genevese by birth...
Victor tells about how his pursuits tending towards previous the alchemist's treasures, such as the philosopher's stone, led him to the creation of a being made from cadavers. His creation terrified him, and he fleed from it, leaving it to suffer at the hands of both nature, and society.
What Have I done!
Frankenstein tells the monster's story, learning that it had killed his young brother, and framed a family friend. Despite all this, he agrees to assist the monster by creating a mate, as the monster claimed it would mellow him out. Frankenstein doubts creating another after making the deal.
Frankenstein tears up the monster's mate, causing the monster to continue upon its violent path. The monster kills Clerval, convicting Victor of this murder, and eventually murders Victor's wife, Elizabeth.
I will be with you on your wedding night!
Frankenstein devotes his life to the death of the monster, tracking it unyieldingly, focusing primarily on this goal. Eventually Victor almost catches the monster, through acquiring a sled dog team before ultimately they get swallowed by a crevice. Victor wanders alone until saved by Walton.
Robert Walton, who was stuck in the ice, gives in to the demands of his sailor's mutiny, after hearing Frankenstein's story. Frankenstein then dies afterwards, causing the monster to once again feel loneliness after his death, and telling Walton he will commit suicide on a pyre.