Winter shifts into Spring and Frankenstein's monster notices that Felix seems sad and unhappy.
What was I? I possess no money, no friends, no property and I'm ugly. I'm not even a man. I'm a monster.
A beautiful woman, named Safie, arrives in a dark dress and veil at the cottage and asks to see Felix. Felix's mood changes when he sees her and he becomes ecstatic. Safie moves into the cottage and everyone becomes happier.
The Safie does not speak the language of the cottagers and Felix teaches her his language. As Safie learns to speak and write the language of the cottagers, so does the monster. Felix uses Constantin-François de Volney’s Ruins of Empires to teach Safie, and the monster learns a bit of world history too.
Now able to understand the language perfectly, the monster learns about human society by listening to the cottagers. Frankenstein's Monster also learns about the importance of family and of human relations, which makes him feel isolated and alone.
Reflecting on his own situation, the monster realizes that he is ugly and alone.