By Mary Shelley


Final Report

The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley was born in London, England, unfortuanatly her mother died ten days after her birth due to puerperal fever. She was one of the first feminists who wrote two books on the subject one in which she said this, "We cannot, without depraving our minds, endeavour to please a lover or husband, but in proportion as he pleases us". Mary published her first poem at the age of ten, when she was 16 she ran away to France and Switzerland with Percy Shelley; they had met at the end of 1812. They got married in 1816, Mary soon gave birth to a son named William. She took a dare to write a ghost story, and with the encouragment of Percy she completed Frankenstein in a year. In 1831, while talking to some colleagues Mary revealed that she seen the concept for the novel in a dream, in which she seen, "the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with a uneasy, half vital motion." Mary Shelley was 20 when she wrote this novel, and she is also the author of, The Modern Prometheus, The Wrongs Of A Woman, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. The novel, Frankenstein, was first publised in 1818, it was printed and bound in Spain, and is copyrighted in 2004 by Mediasat Group, S.A. ©

In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a young Victor Frankenstein was born in Geneva, Switzerland; he was the oldest son of a wealthy family. His family adopted a young girl named Elizabeth and he also had two younger brothers, William and Ernest. When Victor turned nineteen he became interested in every kind of science. After the death of his mother Victor left to Ingolstadt, Germany to attend university. While there his interest in science quickly became much an obsession, he was very interested in human physiology and the human frame. After many years of studying and not contacting his family he was able to “bestow animation upon lifeless matter” and created a creature of huge stature. But when the creature opened his yellow eyes Victors dreams vanished and were replaced by disgust and horror. The creature had fled Victor’s laboratory and had not been seen. Several months later Victor receives a letter that his brother William had been murdered, Victor realizes that the creature must have killed William. When he arrives at home he finds out that the murderer has been found. The accused is Justine, a very good friend of his family. Justine was found guilty of a murder she did not commit and was hanged. The creature asks of Victor to create a female monster and then he will leave him and his family alone and if Victor does not comply he will kill his family and make his life miserable. At first he complies but Victor then decides that he cannot comply with the creatures request for he will not be responsible for the destruction they might cause. The creature was very angry after Victor destroyed the second creature, he soon kills Victors dear friend Henry Clerval. Several months after Henry’s death, Victor and Elizabeth get married and take a honeymoon in a villa near the lakeside, unfortunately the creature kills Elizabeth. After hearing the news of Elizabeth’s death Victor’s father dies from despair. Victor has now lost everyone he has loved and decides to devote his life to finding the creature. Victor follows him to the Arctic and boards a ship where he tells a man, Walton, of his story, Victor asks Walton to kill the creature if he does not do so before he dies. Victor’s health deteriorates over a course of months and he dies. Soon after his death Walton catches the creature leaning over Victor’s dead body. The creature tells Walton that now after committing all the murders he hates himself, and since his creator is dead that it is his time to die to. He then leaves the ship and disappears on his ice raft.

I think that the theme of this novel would be that you can’t create the perfect being, by your own hands. When Victor Frankenstein began his to create his human, he thought he would be given life to something of which it had been taken away from, but he gave life to a completely new creature. One with yellow skin and black hair and of eight feet tall, even Victor himself could not stand the sight of the creature. This just proves that even though he thought creating this creature would be the high point of his career and life, little did he realize what faults not only the creature had as did himself.

A symbol in this novel, would be water I believe, because William was killed by the river near his home, while Henry was murdered in a bay in Ireland, and Elizabeth was murdered in a villa by the lake side. So why is it that the author made all the murders that the creature commited by the water. Is it so maybe the creature could look at himself after he commit these horrible sins, or maybe the author wanted the deaths to take place near something as peaceful and serene as water. This question can not now be answered but the water is clearly a symbol in the book, maybe not a large symbol but it is a symbol.


Victor Frankenstein- Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist of the novel; he is the creator of the creature that has become so popular with our generation. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland he had two brothers and an adopted sister, for the early part of his life he was a very kind and gentle child. But as he grew older he became obsessed with science and the human frame. After he created the creature, Victor became kind of anti-social; he rarely wrote to his family and didn't have any friends. All in all Victor was a one of a kind genius.

Elizabeth Lavenza Frankenstein- Although Elizabeth was abandoned by her parents at a very young age; she had a very good childhood after she was adopted by Victor's parent. It was always expected that Elizabeth would marry Victor when the time came. Elizabeth had golden blonde hair and heavenly blue eyes, she was described as very thin.

Alphonse Frankenstein- Alphonse Frankenstein was Victor's father he was a noble man of a well respected family, he was loyal to his friends and family. He never doubted his sons innocent when he was accused of murder.

Henry Clerval- Henry Clerval is Victor's only friend, Henry is sensible with an enthusiastic imagination. Unlike Victor, Henry is not all interested in science; he is more interested literature, language and nature. Henry is a very loyal friend because he stayed with Victor when he was sick all those numerous time, even though he must have known there was more than just physical pain going on with Victor he never once asked him questions.

The Creature- Although the creature renames nameless, he is much to be talked about. He is around eight feet tall and has thin yellow skin with long flowing black hair, and white teeth. Due to his appearance it is very hard for the creature to live a normal life, people are frightened just by stature of him not including his awkward looks. The creature is very smart intellectually, and has a very good point of view. The creature has always felt very alone and unwelcome, due to the fact that every time he tries to communicate with humans, they run away from him screaming. The creature, just as Victor, reaches a point where he has no feelings left except for hatred, this hatred is taken out on Victors family and close friends. Although the creature was betrayed as this angry, stupid monster in movies, he was really a smart, lonely and desperate for attention being.

Character Type - Most of the characters are two dimensional characters because there are not described in great detail. The only real three dimensional character are Victor Frankenstien and his creation

In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, so many things happen to this character. So many things that any normal person would not be able to go through, I think that this novel is just fanstastic, it truly makes you feel like your in the scenes and your part of the novel. I think its amazing how the author described certain scenes. But I also think that hollywood has totally changed the orignal format of Frankenstien, they made him seem like he was a zombie, a stupid being. I'm not sure why they did that but the creature was nothing like that he was an intelligent being despite his differences in the physical aspect. When I first picked out this novel I thought that it would be just like the movies that have been remade so many times, but i was totally wrong and I greatly appreciate Mary Shelley for writing this book for it has become truly a part of history.

What is the significance of the author writing about the characters childhood in the beginning of the novel?

In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley the author spends the first two chapters talking about the characters childhood. How his family adopted a poor little girl, Elizabeth, who had been abandoned, about the characters love for this little girl.” No word, no expression could body forth the kind of relation in which she stood to me- my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only." (Pg. 33) Near the end of the second chapter the author tells of the moments, which lead up to the characters intense desire to learn about life and the physical secrets of the world. When he was thirteen he found a book written by Cornelius Agrippa, in that book the character finds a curiosity for the ancient science which the book explains. The character becomes frustrated with his studies in which he is learning about modern science. " But here were books, and here were men who had penetrated deeper and knew more. I took their word for all they averred, and I became their disciple" (pg. 40)

The character then fulfills his time with the search of being able to banish disease from the human body and make a man invulnerable to anything except a violent death. Again the author tells of another moment, which greatly affects the characters ambitions, when he was fifteen he witnessed a terrible thunderstorm, he curiously watched as lightning struck an old oak tree that was near the house. As the lightning lifted the oak tree had disappeared leaving nothing behind but a charred stump and thin ribbons of wood. Until this moment he had never really thought about the laws of electricity, from this here he thrust himself into the life of every kind of science.

Before he left for university Elizabeth gets scarlet fever, against her families will the characters mother attends to Elizabeth even with the fear of contracting the illness herself. Elizabeth slowly became well again, but unfortunately her mother was not so fortunate. After listening to one of his professors give a lecture on the history of science, and modern science, the character decides he is going to devote himself to progressing more in science. "So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein --- more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation"
(pg. 50) After studying physiology for a few years the character thinks of this excellent idea." I paused, examining and analysing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me - a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple, that while I became dizzy with the immensity of the prospect which it illustrated, I was surprised that among so many men of genius who had directed their inquiries toward the same science, that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret." (pg. 55-56) "It was with these feelings that I began the creation of a human being." (pg.57) His great idea was to try and give life to something that no longer had it. His creature was to be eight feet tall, yellow skin, and black hair. This creature had been made of muscles and tendons and things that he had collected over a period of time. Although the character thought that the making of this creature would be wonderful and the high point of his life. The character was somehow deeply disgusted with his creature and suddenly regretted creating it." I had desired it with and ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I was finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and the breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." (pg.64)

The author told about the characters childhood to illuminate the readers about how the character became so fond and devoted to science. But why did the author talk so much about Elizabeth. What role does she play in the novel?

So far in the novel most of the memories the character has of Elizabeth are about his love for her, or his extreme care for her. But shortly after the character created the creature he has a dream, which involves Elizabeth. "I thought I saw Elizabeth, in the bloom of health, walking in the streets of Ingolstadt. Delighted and surprised, I embraced her, but as I imprinted the first kiss on her lips, they became livid with the hue of death; her features appeared to change, and I thought that I held the corpse of my dead mother in my arms; a shroud enveloped her form, and I saw the grave worms crawling in the folds of the flannel." (pg.64) After this dream the character runs out of his home and starts wandering the streets, refusing to go back to his home and face the creature he created, during his wandering the streets he runs into an old friend from his native town. His friend, Henry, can't help but notice how pale and ill the character is looking, despite that he tells the character that his father and Elizabeth are well and also worried about the character because they rarely hear from him. The character and Henry return to the characters home where the character discovers his creature is gone. Which seems to be a relieve to the character. The character falls temporally disabled by his nervous fever in which lasts for months where Henry poses to take care of him. After his long recovery the character still dislikes talking about science and comes to hate the subjects he once loved so dearly. Henry sees this change in the character and decides to help him by changing his laboratory into a living space, and the character enrols in many language classes staying away from science. Slowly the character begins to gain back his love for nature and life. "My own spirits were high, and I bounded along with feelings of unbridled joy and hilarity" (pg.82)

The character receives a long awaited letter from his father, expecting it to behold the date of the characters departure it instead holds a great tragedy. The characters younger brother, William, was murdered, while out for a walk with his family. The characters father states that Elizabeth is heartbroken and blames herself for the murder, the father says that the character should come home for he is the only one that can console Elizabeth. "We are all unhappy; but will not that be an additional motive for you, my son, to return and be our comforter?" (pg.85) Instantaneously the character orders horses to take him back to his native town of Geneva, so he can console his grieving family. During his journey the character feels some sense of uneasiness considering he hasn't been to Geneva in over six years. Despite this he carries on.

The character took a walk on the mountain near where William was murdered, while talking to God the lightning illuminates a gigantic creature. In a instant the creature is gone, but the character knows for sure that this is the creature he gave life to so many months ago.” A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life" (pg.89) A thought then comes to the characters mind, could his creature in which gave life to be the murderer of his little brother. Of course this must be true for nothing could have killed such a fair child. When the character reaches his old home in which he grew up in, everyone is asleep. But when they wake up they tell him that they have caught the murderer. Astonished the character wonders how they could catch the huge creature, but is disappointed to find out that they have arrested, Justine, the loyal servant girl who was seen near the murder scene. The character feels awfully guilty that they have arrested the wrong person but doesn't say anything; in fear that his family will think he has not recovered from his illness. Despite holding his tongue the character continues to console his family, especially Elizabeth who is wretched with guilt for she feels it is her fault that William got murdered. She is also very upset because she thought of Justine as a little sister and strongly believes that she is innocent.

During a trial filled with non-existent evidence and a very calm looking Justine, Elizabeth stands up and pleas for the courts sense of morals and justice. " For my own part, I do not hesitate to say that, notwithstanding all the evidence produces against her, I believe and rely on her perfect innocence."(pg.101) After leaving the court house the character suffers a horrible night sleep, in fear of tomorrows verdict. When he awakes in the morning he learns that his worst dreams had come true. Justine was condemned to death. The character feels enormous guilt for his creation has caused the life of two most valued people. Although directly causing the death of William the creature inadvertently caused the death of Justine too.

After Justine’s death the character needs to get away from all the sorrow of his home, so he decides to take a journey to a place where he used to go lots when he was a child, the valley of Chamounix. During this the character thinks of drowning himself in a lake, to make the all the guilt stop, but the thought of Elizabeth restrains him. "But I was restrained, when I thought of the heroic and suffering Elizabeth, whom I tenderly loved and whose existence was bound upon mine." (pg.111) After this brief swing of depression the character becomes enraged at the creature. The character ends up at his destination of the valley of Chamounix, it is now two months after the execution of Justine, and the weight of guilt feels lightened on the character. After spending the night at the village the character decides to go up the mountain himself, which is very dangerous. While descending down the mountain on which he climb the character stops to talk to God. During his prayer the creature comes out of nowhere and runs at the character. The character gets very angry at the creature accusing him off the murders. The creature simply replies comply and I will leave you and your family alone, if you do not comply you and your family will parish. "If you comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends." (pg.121)

The characters wants to fight the creature but knows the impossibility of surviving it. The creature just wants to tell his creator of his tale. So the character follows the creature to a little hut in the middle of the woods. The creature then begins to tell of his life living in forests, and being hit with stones and being run away from. For a while the creature lived in a little hut that he made at the edge of these woods. During this he watched a family. Watching this family operate and love each other makes the creature wonder about his own family. Soon it hits the creature that he is alone in the world. "Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the Earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?" (pg.148) By watching his neighbours the creature learned to talk, read, and write. Which enables him to read the papers in which he took from the laboratory the night he was created. Turns out the papers he took were the characters journal in which he wrote in while assembling the creature. After reading these the creature becomes very upset with his creator, for creating him with such enthusiasm and then hating him once he came to life. " Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?" (Pg.163) The creature tells of the character of the moment he tried to befriend his neighbors, in which they run away from him in fear. This deeply hurt the creature, so hurt that he burns down thier house. He reads in the characters journals that his home town in Geneva, so that is where the creature heads to hoping to find his creator. While on his way there the creature witnesses a small girl fall in a river, so he jumps in to save her, while he pulls her to safety the girls father comes and snatches the little girl away. The creature is greatly confused by this, so he chases the father and the daughter, the fahter turns around and shoots him. This hostility makes the creature just hate mankind even more. A couple months later after recovering from the bullet wound, the creature snatches this little boy in hopes of using his innocent mind to be friend him without prejudice. But the boy fights and screams and says his father will hurt the creature if he doesn't let go. The creature soon finds out that his fahter is his creators father, this enrages the creature and while to silence the boys scream he accidentaly cuts off the boys airflow. Scared for his life the creature leaves the body and frames Justine for the murder. Althought the murder was an accident the creature did not regret it after wards. "I gaved on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph; clapping my hands, I exclaimed, ' I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.' " (Pg.180) So after telling his story to his creator the creature wants him desperatly to create a female creature so that the creature doesn't have to live in the world alone and can have some sort of compassion for someone who will give it back. Of course the character said no thinking of the destruction two creatures could do to the world. The creature pleas and begs the character and says that if he does, that the creature and his female companion will dissapear in South America and never been seen by humans again. Finally the character says yes, but if they only leave Europe forever.

After the character returns home, his father and him have a conversation about the character marrying Elizabeth. The character thinks that this is a really good idea but he has to commit himself first to creating this women creature before he can be free to marry Elizabeth. So the character decides he is going to go to England for year to create the women creature then come back and marry Elizabeth. So the character and Henry go on a journey bound for London, England, and when they reached their destination they decided to stay there for a while. The character busies himself with collecting matierals needed for the creation of the female creature. Out of nowhere the two men recieve a letter from a man in Scotland wishing them to visit him as he was recently in Geneva. At first the character did not want to go but after Henry convinces him they pack up their belongings. The character feels miserable and improsined by the thought of creating another creature. "For an instant I dared to shake off my chains and look around me with a free and lofty spirit, but the iron had eaten into my flesh, and I sank again, trembling and hopeless, into my miserable self" (pg.204-205) When the two reach Scotland the character decides its best to leave Henry there while he goes to a secluded area to complete his work. So the character finds this secluded little island which only has about five inhabitants who are all in poverty. He buys a hut to complete his work in, the character is disgusted by the thought of creating another creature. In the midst of creating the female creature the character begins to think what if the two creatures aren't fond of eachother, will they destruct the earth and its inhabitants. Doubts ever making promise to the creature, after much thought character decides to stop creating the female creature. "I left the room, and locking the door, made a solemn vow in my own heart never to resume my labours;" (pg. 213) The creature enters the hut of the character and asks him why he's stopped work on the other creature. A fight ensues and the creature threatens the life of the character family and friends especially Elizabeth. After the creature storms out of the hut, the character recieves a letter from Henry requesting his return to the mainland. The character decides that this would be best, but loaths the thought of having to return to his labortory to collect his tools. Gathers up tools and places the remains of the second creature in a basket and drops the basket in the ocean. The character falls asleep in his boat while heading to mainland, he wakes up and finds himself way of course and unable to get back on course. Soon he sees land and comes into a small harbor, but the people there are very rude towards the character. The character finds out that he is in Ireland, and that the night before a man was murdered and the people want the character questioned.

The character was introduced to the magistrate where the fisherman were asked to tell there recollection of how they found the body. The fisherman say that they tried to revive the man but he was already dead by strangulation, to see the characters reaction to the dead body the magistrate orders him to see the body. So some men take the character to a room where they show him the body, the character is torn apart because the body is of Henry Clerval, his dearest and best friend. Soon after this the character falls deeply ill, and is imprisoned in a jail for two months, after getting some what better the characters father comes to visit him. The character goes to his trial and is found innocent of the murder because he was on the island when the body was found. After the characters trial him and his father get on a boat and start heading back to Ingodlast. They get off the boat and head to Paris, while in Paris the character recieves a letter from Elizabeth, talking about their future marriage. Elizabeth doesn't want to marry him unless he is truthfully well and loves her only. A week after recieving the letter the character and his father head immediatley to Geneva, upon their arrival his father immediatley starts talking of the wedding which will for sure ensue. They do get married and decide to spend their honeymoon at a Villa by the lakeside. The character is still paranoid about the creature so he checks all around the villa for places where the creature could hide, while he is doing this he hears a shrill scream from the bedroom where Elizabeth had retired. The character runs to the bedroom and finds Elizabeths dead body thrown across the bed. "She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair." (pg.250) The character looks up and sees the creature watching him hold her dead body this enrages the character and him and some others follow the creatures tracks trying to find him, sadly they could not find him. The character then thinks of his father and decides to go and make sure that he is alright and still alive. Before he reaches Geneva the character falls terribly mentally ill and is put in solitart confinement after several months he gets better and again goes and sees the magistrate. The character then tells the magistrate who killed Henry and how he created such a creature the magistrate is shocked by this but says that he will try and do whatever he can to catch the creature although it is highly unlikely. This enrages the character and he storms out of the magistrates house. After hearing the news of Elizabeth’s death, the characters father dies. This just makes the character surer that he will devote the rest of his life to finding the creature; he eventually follows him to the Artic. Where the character boards a boat, while on the boat he meets a man named Walton, he tells Walton all about the creature and the murders he has committed. The character asks Walton to kill the creature if he can not do so before he dies. Unfortunately the character falls very ill a few months later and dies. Soon after the characters death Walton catches the creature standing over the characters dead body. The creature tells Walton that after all the death of his creator he feels it his time he dies to, he also says that he feels dead inside after killing all those people. The creature then jumps out of the window and sails away in the darkness on his ice raft.

So as you can clearly tell, the reason the author incorporated Elizabeth so much in the novel, was because she was the thing that kept the character going through all his hardships. It was the thought of Elizabeth that kept the character from killing himself, and the prospect of her dying which kept him on such high alert even though it was not good enough. After Elizabeth died, the character threw himself into an obsessive chase for the creature which had to take a toll on his mental health.


Chapter 15
· learns to read by watching neighbors
· when creature left labortory; stole papers and brought with him
· they were characters journal while making creature
· mad at creator for creaing him then hating him

Chapter 16
· tries to befriend neighbors-run away
· deeply hurt by this
· burns their house down
· goes to Geneva to find character
· didnt mean to kill William
· wanted to silence his screams
· didnt regret it afterwards
· creature wants character to make a female companion

Chapter 17&18
· character says no
· creature convinces him > only if leaves europe
· father wants character to marry Elizabeth
· decides to go to England for year > create woman
· come back marry Elizabeth
· goes to England with Henry
· beautiful sites
Chapter 19
· decide to stay in London for awhile
· collecting matierals for his second creation
· some guy sends letter from Scotland wishing char.and Henry to visit him
· henry wants to, character no
· decide to go to Scotland
· packs up matierals and things
· stayed at Oxford for a while
· char. feels miserable and imprisoned PG204-205
· go to Matlock
· character leaves Henry in Scotland; to pursue his own tour
· actually to create creature, gone for a couple months
· moved to a little desolate island with only five people on it : poverty stricken
· bought a little hut to create creature number two in
· disgusted by making another creature
Chapter 20
· thinkig about whether the two creatures will like eachother
· questions making his promise
· creature has for sure been folllowing him
· character vows never to continue making creature pg.213
· creature enters the hut to talk to character
· creature wants to know why he's stopped his work
· angry at hte character
· feels thats he own creator pg 214
· they both get in huge fight
· creature threatens char. - going to kill him
· recieved letter from Henry asking him to come to mainland
· character thinks goood idea
· goes into labortroy to collect instruments
· put the remains of the second creatre in a basket and dropped it in the sea
· gets blown of course in his boat
· ends up in a small harbor town; very supsicous somethings not well there
· he is in Ireland
· man was murdered in hte harbor last night; creature?
Chapter 21
· introduced to magistrate
· fisherman found dead body
· man strangled
· people seen a boat with single man in it leave the site of body
· sees the body - it is Henry Clerval (his dear friend)
· for two months had very bad fever brink of death
· wakes up and he is in a prison
· believes he killed Henry
· family is fine, someone comin to visit him ; Elizabeth?
· his father came to visit him in prison
· found innocent
· him and father get on a boat and return to Ingodstalt
Chapter 22
· got off boat and headed to Paris
· while in Paris recieved letter from Elizabeth
· she talks about them getting married pg 241
· week after gettin Elizabeths letter returned to Geneva
· char. keeps thinkin about waht creature said
· i will be with you on your wedding night
· they got married, spending honeymoon at a Villa by lake side
Chapter 23
· looking around the villa for places creature could hide
· hears a shrill scream from the bedroom where Elizabeth is
· finds her dead thrown across the bedroom
· pg 250^
· sees the creature watching him hold her dead body
· pg 251
· char. and others follow creatures tracks
· thinking the char. freaks out and heads home to chekc on his father and ernest
· before he reaches family
· goes crazy ends up in prison again
· gets better talks to magistrate tells him of the creature
· magistrate doubts that he will be able to catch creatur for had had many months to hide
· character gets angry and leaves the house
Chapter 24
· first resolutin to quit Geneva forever
· father dies after hearing news of Elizabeths death
· vows to kill the creature who murdered his family
· while at the graves of his family creature talks to the character
· pg 261 he is satsified will leave him alone
· char. followed him for many months
· spends every moment chasing creature
· creature leaves little clues to keep him chasing
· follows creature to arctic
· where char. boards waltons ship
· tells walton his story
· asks him to kill creature if he dies before he can do so
· characters health goes down hill and he dies
· walton finds creature over char. body
· creature tells of his sufferings after all murders he hates himself
· now his creator is dead he too wants to die
· jumps out window of ship and disappears on his ice raft.