The book opens with a scene of a ship in the Arctic Ocean. The ship is stuck in
the ice and unable to move. Robert Walton, the ship's captain, is writing letters to his
sister back home. The letters tell of his explorations and the events that occur on the ship.
Walton's crew pulls abord a lifeless body and revive the man back to life. This man is
Victor Frankenstein. Walton and Frankenstein talk about why Victor is in the Arctic and
Victor explains the horrible and tragic story of the past few years of his life.
Victor was born to a very wealthy and popular family. While he was still young
his parents adopted a young girl with whom Victor would grow up with and eventually
fall in love with her. Victor goes through medical school and becomes very good friends a
classmate, Henry Clerval. Even though Victors young life seams perfect it is all about to
Victor's mother died when he was still young and her death would change him for
the rest of his life. After Victor's mother's death Victor swore he would conquer the
mortality of humans. Victor, once he was out of medical school, he began to work on his
theory of conquering death. He collected numerous body parts and put them together and
used a special technique to bring the corpse to life. At first Victor thought he had failed,
but the creature sat up and was alive. Victor was horrified by his own creation and fled
his laboratory. The monster then disappeared into the city.
Two years pasted and the monster wasn't heard from, until something terrible
happened. Victor's younger brother William was strangled to death. It was believed that
William's nanny and close friend of the family, Justine,