Frankenstein Volume 3: Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis

Mary Shelley

Volume 3: Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis

Victor begins his search for the monster. Before he leaves Geneva, he visits the graves of Elizabeth, Alphonse, and William. In the cemetery, he swears that he will find and destroy the creature. As he stands by their graves, he hears a “fiendish laugh”; the monster has followed him to the graveyard. The monster tells Victor he is satisfied that Victor has decided to go on living. He understands that Victor’s suffering will continue. Victor chases after the creature, but all he sees is its shape, running with great speed, away from the cemetery.

Since that night, Victor says he has been in constant pursuit of the creature, traveling around the world and enduring terrible hardships....

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