Frankenstein Volume 3: Chapters 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

Mary Shelley

Volume 3: Chapters 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

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Magistrate: a criminal judge in Geneva who listens to Victor’s story about the creature

Summary
Victor continues to blame himself for the deaths of William, Justine, and Henry. He says, “I am the assassin of those most innocent victims; they died by my machinations.” Because he created the creature and unleashed it on the world, he feels that he is really their killer and, therefore, is unfit to live among other human beings. During his imprisonment, Alphonse had often heard Victor make the assertion that he was responsible for the deaths, but he can’t understand why Victor feels this way. He wonders if his son is mad.

Victor and Alphonse...

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