How does Chapter 5 of Frankenstein show more about Victor's character?all i can think of is that he is a coward as he runs away from his own creation and that he is obsessed.

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In this chapter, Victor also shows complete disregard for the feelings of others. He isolates himself from his family in order to finish the creature. They are very concerned for him but he does not even bother to answer their letters. When he is finished with his project, he leaves the creature to fend for himself simply because he thinks his creation is "ugly". He has no sense of responsibility for his own actions and their consequences. His actions are the complete opposite of his best friend, Henry Clerval, who comes to Victor and then nurses him unselfishly through the delirium that follows Victor's creation of his monster.

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