Who did Frankenstein meet after he had ascended to the summit of Montanvert?

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After ascending to the summit of Montanvert, Frankenstein meets the monster, or, as he puts it, "the wretch," that he created earlier in the story. The monster in this passage is presented as superhuman. He advances "with superhuman speed . . . bound(ing) over the crevices," and his stature "seemed to exceed that of man."

Despite the superhuman speed, agility, and strength of the monster, Frankenstein is at first determined to meet with it "in mortal combat." He perceives the monster as just that, a monster, and worse, as a devil. But ironically, the creature in this passage comes across as the more rational of the two, and he offers Frankenstein a deal. He offers Frankenstein peace if he creates a wife to keep him (the creature) company.

The creature in this passage also reminds Frankenstein that he is its creator. The creature is Frankenstein's "Adam," and he has been rejected by his God (Frankenstein), just as Adam was rejected by his. Thus, we are reminded in this passage of the fact that the creature that Frankenstein meets here, in the mountains, is a creature, or a devil, of his own making.

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Victor Frankenstein meets his creation, the monster, at the summit of the Swiss mountain. There, in the seas and crevices of snow and ice he confronts his creation--the maker meets his offspring. The meeting takes place in the alps because Shelley was trying to impart a sublime mood to the encounter. This is tied into most of the themes we see in the novel such as isolation, alienation, responsibility, ethical choice, etc. Please explore the Enotes theme page, link suggested below.

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