Chapters IV and V of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, focus on Victor's creation of the monster, as well as on Victor's overall state of mind as a result of his obsession with infusing this body that he has created out of dead body parts, with life. The reader can witness, from Victor's own words, that he was indeed what he calls "a different man" during this avid time where his ambition and obsession seem to have taken the best of him.
First, in chapter IV, Victor explains how his obsession begins by saying that, at first, he absorbed the teachings with the same interest as any other student. However, he also says that slowly his ambition
gained strength as I proceeded, and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory.
This is the first instance of Victor's slowly-growing mental instability. He continues further one stating the fervor that was born out of this desire to give life. Even Victor, who is speaking in...
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