Robert Walton is a captain of a ship headed to the North Pole on a journey. He finds an ill Victor. He rescues Victor from the cold and nurses him back to health. Victor begins to tell him his life story.
“He was not, as the other traveller seemed to be, a savage inhabitant of some undiscovered island, but a European”
Victor describes his life growing up. He introduces Elizabeth and Henry. He also speaks on him going to college to study natural philosophy. He is determined to create life.
“I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.”
“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils.”
Victor works for months to create this creature out of old body parts. One night he brings it to life and is disgusted with what he has done.
Walton's Final Account
Victor is informed that his brother William is dead. He goes to the woods to see him and sees the monster running away from his dead body.
“Nothing in human shape could have destroyed the fair child. HE was the murderer!”
Victor takes a walk to the top of the mountain and encounters the monster.
“You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.”
“I do refuse it,” I replied; “and no torture shall ever extort a consent from me.”
Victor dies from illness after chasing the monster through the Arctic tundra. The monster finds a dead William on Walton's ship.
“I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct.”