Frankenstein Volume 3: Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

Mary Shelley

Volume 3: Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Mr. Kirwin: a judicial magistrate who is in charge of Victor’s case in Ireland

Daniel Nugent: a witness in the murder case in Ireland

Nurse: a woman who cares for Victor in prison

Summary
As he labors to bring life to the new creature, Victor recalls his earlier efforts, three years ago in Ingolstadt. He was full of hope then, excited about his experiment, but the result had been a disaster, filling his heart with “the bitterest remorse.” Now, as he works in his makeshift laboratory, Victor begins to worry about what will happen when he brings the new creature to life. What if this creature, a female, refuses to abide by the terms...

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