Frankenstein Volume 1: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Summary and Analysis

Mary Shelley

Volume 1: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Justine Moritz: a young woman living with the Frankenstein
family

Summary
Under the guidance of M. Waldman, Victor dedicates himself to the study of natural science. He remains at the university for two years, completely absorbed in his studies, and becomes fascinated with the “structure of the human frame, and, indeed, any animal endued with life. Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed?” Victor realizes that this is a “bold question” but he is determined to find the answer. He wonders “how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.” Victor...

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