What is the plot in Frankenstein?

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As a boy, VictorFrankenstein, part of a wealthy, kind, and cultured family, develops a fascination with alchemy. As a college student, this interest turns to science. While at the university, Frankenstein isolates himself, working day and night to create life out of inanimate human body parts.

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As a boy, Victor Frankenstein, part of a wealthy, kind, and cultured family, develops a fascination with alchemy. As a college student, this interest turns to science. While at the university, Frankenstein isolates himself, working day and night to create life out of inanimate human body parts.

When Victor finally succeeds, he is so horrified at the ugliness of the life he has created that he flees. The creature, left on its own, seeks out love but meets only rejection because of his hideous looks. Over the course of several years, the creature learns to speak and read. He comes to blame his creator for his fate of agonizing loneliness.

One day the creature kidnaps William, Victor's younger brother, planning to make a companion of him; but when he finds out who he is, kills him instead. He does this in revenge for how Victor has abandoned him, framing Justine for the crime. When the creature and Victor finally meet, the creature tells his creator the story of his terrible loneliness and demands that Victor create a bride for him. Victor agrees to do so, but at the last minute rips the bride apart, fearing she and the creature will start a race of monsters. At that point, the pained creature does his best to destroy Victor's friends and family, going out of his way to murder Victor's wife on their wedding day. The anguished Victor then chases after the creature, determined to kill him. The exhausted Victor ends up in the Arctic, where he meets Robert Walton and tells him his story before he dies. The creature also goes off to the Arctic to die as the novel ends.

It is important to note that the story is told not in chronological order but as a series of flashbacks after Victor comes aboard Walton's ship.

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