Caroline Beufort was the daughter of a merchant, who was friends with Victor's Father. Mr. Beufort would fall ill and Caroline would struggle to care for him. He would eventually pass leaving her orphaned. Mr.Frankenstein, Victor's father, would take her under his care. Two years later, she would become his wife and Victor's mother, eventually.
After Victor's parents took in Elizabeth to give her a better life, she was to be for Victor alone. They were betrothed in a sense. They would be able to grow up with each other as children. This would give them a strong bond.
When Victor turned 17, his parents pushed him to expand his education at the University of Ingolstadt. His father thought it was necessary for Victor's education that he should learn other customs besides the ones of his native country. So he would make plans to leave at an early date.
Victor's sole occupations were to keep up with his studies. He would attend his lectures and would make friends at the university. When he wasn't, he was in his laboratory. He would stay in there till the night would turn to dawn.
One day Victor would be successful in creating life. He would be horrified of the monster he had made. Victor would fall ill the next day due to the shock of his creation. He would abandon his monster leaving it to fend for himself.
Clerval, Victor's Best friend, would nurse him to better health. Once Victor is better, Clerval would give Victor a letter from his father. Victor's father will find out that his little brother has been murdered. He would decide to return back home to his family.