Victor is not creating the new creature right away
• He has to do more research, wants to visit England, and he has to find more body parts.
• He is also dreading making another creature.
Victor's father sees Victor's unhappiness
• Victor's father believes Victor's unhappiness is stemming from his love for another woman and that his feelings towards Elizabeth are not romantic.
• Victor's father suggests that they get married right away; Victor feels he cannot do this because he still needs to create the new creature.
• Victor claims he needs to travel and visit England before he gets married. In reality, he needs to create a lady creature.
Victor and Henry Clerval travel to England.
• Clerval is enjoying the journey, but Victor is traveling with a weight on his shoulders and cannot truly enjoy his time because of the task he must complete.
What is the common theme or reoccurring motif?
• Nature is the one thing that restores happiness within all the characters. This is ironic because he's creating monsters-it's not natural. It's ironic too because Victor's original quest for happiness came from creating artificial life.