Frankenstein Volume 3: Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

Mary Shelley

Volume 3: Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

Summary
After his return to Geneva, Victor finds that he is unable to “collect the courage” to begin work on the creature’s companion. He cannot overcome his repugnance to the work he must do, and he knows he will have to devote several months to the project. Victor tells us that he “clung to every pretense of delay, and could not resolve to interrupt my returning tranquility.” But he realizes that, eventually, he will have to begin the dreaded task and fulfill his promise to the creature.

Alphonse is worried about Victor because he seems so depressed. He suggests that Victor and Elizabeth marry, hoping they will find happiness together. Although he loves Elizabeth, Victor cannot imagine...

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