Victor and Elizabeth "are cousins" that are destined to get married. "harmony was the soul of our companionship, and the diversity and contrast that subsisted in our characters drew us nearer together" (shelly 22). This shows that they love each other very much.
victor studied alchemy. this is where his interest began with creating the creature
Henry Clerval is the best friend of Victor. they have been best friends since child hood.
victor wonders why things happen. "it was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn"(shelly 23)
Victor see the violence of nature when the tree near his house gets struck by lightning. he becomes intrigued by this
starts reading a book by Cornelius Agrippa. victors father does not approve." ah Cornelius Agrippa don't waste your time upon this. it is sad trash" (shelly 24)