Daniel Nugent found a dead body on the sands of Ireland last night. They assumed the man had been drowned and had washed up on the beach. They described the man to Victor, ¨It appeared to be a handsome young man, about five and twenty years of age. He had been strangled, for there was no sign of any violence except the black marks of fingers on his neck,¨ (Shelley 112). Once Victor heard of this news, he thought of how his younger brother, Wiliam, was killed, having the same marks on the neck. Victor had an idea of who the murderer was.
Daniel took the body to a room for safe keeping. Victor went into the room where the body laid. Victor saw his best friend, Henry Clerval, ¨Have my murderous machinations deprived you also, my dearest Henry, of life? Two I have already destroyed; other victims await their destiny; but you, Clerval, my friend, my benefactor,¨ (Shelley 113). Victor was devastated by what had happened to his friend. The creature had the audacity to travel to Ireland to make Victor feel his pain of being alone. Victor blames himself for all who have died and grew sick with a fever.
He grew sick, missing his family and fearing the creature. Scared of what his next move could be, Victor has a bad dream, ¨In two months, found myself awaking from a dream, in prison, stretched on a wretched bed, surrounded by jailers,¨ (Shelley 113). Once he woke up, Victor remembered little of what had happened. He woke up overwhelmed, in a room, with barred windows and nurses.
Mr. Kirwin showered kindness on to Victor. He visited him to make sure he felt at home. ¨He had caused the best room in the prison to be prepared for me,...provided a physician and a nurse,¨ (Shelley 114). All Mr. Kirwin wanted to do was make Victor feel as comfortable as he could. He checked in with Victor and they would talk about what was happening. He did his best to make him feel content.
Mr. Kirwin explained to Victor that his family is in good condition and that a visitor has come to see him. Victor´s first thought was that the creature would appear to ridicule and make fun of him. Mr. Kirwin described the man as a father-like character, ¨I should have thought, young man, that the presence of your father would have been welcome instead of inspiring such violent repugnance,¨ (Shelley 115). Once he saw his father, the stress and sickness went away like it was never even there. His spirits were lifted knowing the creature had not hurt his family and that they were safe.
At this point, Victor had been in prison for three months. They traveled far to where the court was being held. Mr. Kirwin was on Victor´s side, ¨Mr. kirwin charged himself with every care of collecting witnesses and arranging my defence,¨ (Shelley 116). With his defence, Victor won the trial and he was set free to go back home to Geneva with his father.