In this scene, Victor is bringing his creation of the monster to life.
“I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”
In chapter 6, Victor receives a letter from Elizabeth saying, “Get well — and return to us. You will find a happy, cheerful home and friends who love you dearly. Your father’s health is vigorous, and he asks but to see you, but to be assured that you are well; and not a care will ever cloud his benevolent countenance."
Victor recieves another letting which says, “William is dead! — that sweet child, whose smiles delighted and warmed my heart, who was so gentle, yet so gay! Victor, he is murdered!”
The monster begins to listen to his neighbors through a crack in his hut and he picks up on their language and their way of life. He even realizes that they are poor and are struggling.
“They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep.”
“But I was doomed to live and in two months found myself as awaking from a dream, in a prison, stretched on a wretched bed."
Victor is ill and in prison because he is being blamed for the death of his best friend, Henry Clarvel. In reality the monster killed him
Henry and Elizabeth finally get married after waiting for so long
“I love Elizabeth and look forward to our union with delight.”