After a year of observing the family, the Creature decided to approach the father of the family while he is alone. He decided to approach the blind old man, so the man will not be scare of the monster since he will not see him because he is blind. The creature entered the cottage and start to inform the old man that he is the one who bring the firewood every night for the past year. The old man thanks the monster of his generosity, but before the creature can secure his acceptance, Felix entered the house and see the creature close to his father. Surprised, Felix thought that his father was in danger attack the monster to chase him. The monster fled the house and went in the woods. Patiently, he waited the family to leave the cottage. The previous experience drove him nuts and he decided to burn the cottage down.

Then, the monster discovered Frankenstein’s journal. Now that the monster can read, he found out that his creator, Victor Frankenstein, is from Geneva. Hence, he decided to go to Geneva.

On his way, he saw a girl drowning and tried to help her. Unluckily, her companion was near and was scare of the Creature. Her companion shot the monster to make him stop touching his girlfriend. After this event, the monster arrived at the limits of Geneva where he met a young boy, whom the monster what to make him his friend, was in fact William Frankenstein, Victor’s youngest brother. The monster seized the young boy to “educate” him. William struggled to flee his imprisoner by fighting and yelling “hideous monster” (p102). The monster gripped the child by the throat to silence him, but he killed him. The monster dragged the corpse to the barn where a young lady, Justine, was asleep. He took the necklace William was wearing and put it in the girl’s dress, so she will be blame and not him.

The narrative breaks off, and the reader his now with the Creature and Frankenstein talking. The monster asks Frankenstein to create a female for him “as a right which you must not refuse” (p104). Frankenstein accepts the request with one condition, the Creature most leave Europe forever.

Félix Tremblay

Source:

Mary Shelley. “Frankenstein”. Dovers Thrift Editions. 1994.

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