Victor's mother, Caroline, becomes ill after contracting scarlet fever from Elizabeth. This all happens when he is seventeen years and about to leave for Ingolstadt.
Victor is informed that his brother, William, is killed. He returns to Geneva to find the spot his brother was killed, and spots the monster lurking. He feels guilty for his creation, knowing the monster killed William.
The monster realizes he is an outcast.
The monster is sad, he goes off and finds a hut. He stays there and watches the cottagers, who live near him.
He begins watching them and studying them. He eventaully learns how to use language and communicate.