The monster convinced Victor to create a female companion for him and blamed his destructive demeanor on loneliness. He promised Victor that he would avoid humans if Victor consented. However, Victor changed his mind after reviewing the likely impacts of his promise and destroyed the creature before she was complete.
To conceal his work, Victor placed the destroyed creature in a basket and added stones to ensure the basket and its contents sank to the bottom of the sea. Under the cover of darkness, he put out to sea and dumped the basket.
Victor remained at sea and fell asleep. When he woke up, he did not know his exact location. He was convinced that he would die at sea, and this got him thinking about Elizabeth, his father, Clerval, and the monster. Victor was worried that the monster would go after them because he failed to fulfill his promise.
“Fiend,” I exclaimed, “your task is already fulfilled!” I thought of Elizabeth, of my father, and of Clerval; all left behind, on whom the monster might satisfy his sanguinary and merciless passions.