I have traversed a vast portion of the earth and have endured all the hardships which travellers in deserts and barbarous countries are wont to meet. On to of that, he was irresponsible to create the monster in the first place and irresponsible to abandon it. Our conversations are not always confined to his own history and misfortunes. Yet I fear such will be my fate; the men, unsupported by ideas of glory and honour, can never willingly continue to endure their present hardships. This time, it takes Victor nearly two months to recover and, when he does, he is in prison.
My first resolution was to quit Geneva forever; my country, which, when I was happy and beloved, was dear to me, now, in my adversity, became hateful. Victor chases the monster onto the frozen ocean with sleds and dogs, and comes within a mile of the monster's own sled, but then the ice breaks up beneath Victor's sled. He lies sick for two months. He believes that the monster intends to attack him and resolves that he will fight back. But again the frost came and made the paths of the sea secure. The rivers were covered with ice, and no fish could be procured; and thus I was cut off from my chief article of maintenance.
He contacts Victor's family and Victor's father comes to visit. What his feelings were whom I pursued I cannot know. Chapter 10: The monster approaches Frankenstein on top of a mountain and asks for a meeting. Often, when all was dry, the heavens cloudless, and I was parched by thirst, a slight cloud would bedim the sky, shed the few drops that revived me, and vanish. If I do, swear to me, , that he shall not escape, that you will seek him and satisfy my vengeance in his death. Victor vows to kill the monster or die trying.
I went into the woods and howled. He had escaped me, and I must commence a destructive and almost endless journey across the mountainous ices of the ocean, amidst cold that few of the inhabitants could long endure and which I, the native of a genial and sunny climate, could not hope to survive. For this was it a glorious, for this was it an honourable undertaking. Surely in that moment I should have been possessed by frenzy and have destroyed my miserable existence but that my vow was heard and that I was reserved for vengeance. Covered with ice, it was only to be distinguished from land by its superior wildness and ruggedness. During a two-year period, Alphonse visits Caroline and they eventually became husband and wife. For months, Victor tracks the monster northward into the frigid Arctic regions, led by clues and taunting notes the monster leaves behind.
When I returned the next day, the DeLaceys had gone, never to return. And do I dare to ask of you to undertake my pilgrimage, to endure the hardships that I have undergone? Victor Frankenstein is their first child. No; I am not so selfish. I pursued him, and for many months this has been my task. Chapter 22: Victor and Elizabeth are married and sail to Evian for the honeymoon. The completion of my demoniacal design became an insatiable passion. Therefore, one could conclude that Victor's fears of the monster's killing other humans are unfounded, since the monster does not go on a killing spree.
He finds his old friend dead and his daughter impoverished. His searched-for companion is no more. While traveling through Italy, Victor's mother adopts a beautiful orphan named Elizabeth, who becomes Victor's playmate. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. How I have lived I hardly know; many times have I stretched my failing limbs upon the sandy plain and prayed for death.
Immense and rugged mountains of ice often barred up my passage, and I often heard the thunder of the ground sea, which threatened my destruction. Chapters 1-6 These Frankenstein chapter summaries will give you that extra edge while teaching, studying or reading. On hearing this information I suffered a temporary access of despair. My tears flow; my mind is overshadowed by a cloud of disappointment. Shocked by the tragic end of what should have been a joyous day, his father dies a few days later. Chapter 19 continues with Victor and Henry traveling through England, but Victor can wait no more. Despair had indeed almost secured her prey, and I should soon have sunk beneath this misery.
But his sailors demand that they return home once they can break free from the ice. This was my duty, but there was another still paramount to that. Chapter Nineteen As they move through England and Scotland on their journey, Victor is getting increasingly impatient to begin his work. Do you think maybe now would be a good time to bring that up, you know, before they execute the housekeeper? But revenge kept me alive; I dared not die and leave my adversary in being. I refused, and I did right in refusing, to create a companion for the first creature.
I exchanged my land-sledge for one fashioned for the inequalities of the frozen ocean, and purchasing a plentiful stock of provisions, I departed from land. Chapter 24: Victor visits the graves of his family and vows revenge on the monster. Chapter 21 Victor is brought to a man named Mr. They are momentarily moved, but two days later they again entreat Walton, who consents to the plan of return. It is not pity that you feel; you lament only because the victim of your malignity is withdrawn from your power. He was their only child for five years until Caroline comes across an impoverished family in need of help.