Frankenstein Volume 2: Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

Mary Shelley

Volume 2: Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

Summary
Following the deaths of William and Justine, Victor experiences a feeling of profound despair. He created the monster and now he blames himself for the deaths of two innocent people. Alphonse tries to console his son to no avail. Victor’s grief is compounded by remorse and his father doesn’t understand all of the awful reasons for his son’s depression.

The family moves to their house in Belrive, a country estate outside Geneva. At night, Victor often sails alone in the nearby lake, reflecting on his misery. He is so unhappy that he contemplates suicide and “often” considers drowning himself in the lake, but he realizes that this act would only cause his family, and especially...

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