Victor is digging through graves, in order to obtain parts for his creation. This takes a toll on him as he makes his way through dissecting rooms and slaughter houses.
Victor shows an initial excitement at the prospect of bringing his creation to life as he has "an anxiety that almost amounted to agony."
Initially, Victor admires his work as having proportionate limbs and beautiful yellow skin that scarcely covered his muscles and arteries. However, as he continues to admire his work, Victor realizes the horrific creature he had just brought to life with its "watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set."