He wanders from the laboratory to a forest near Ingolstadt, which offered him shade. Victor Leaves for the University Though sadness consumes him, Victor's father Alphonse insists that his son must go to the university. There only remained a resolution to return to my ancient studies, and to devote myself to a science for which I believed myself to possess a natural talent. The professor he had planned to study with turned out to be arrogant and condescending, and Victor is crushed. So, she grabs Elizabeth's hand and places it into Victor's, begging the two of them to one day marry.
While Waldman also believes the scientists that Victor has been reading Agrippa and Magnus are out of date, Waldman believes modern science is built upon their shoulders. Krempe was a little squat man, with a gruff voice and a repulsive countenance the teacher, therefore, did not prepossess me in favour of his pursuits. Elizabeth had caught the scarlet fever; her illness was severe, and she was in the greatest danger. Frankenstein will never be able to out run his misery and grief, as he attempts to when leaving shortly after his mother's death to college. Thus ended a day memorable to me: it decided my future destiny. In essence, he is still a child, with all of a child's innocence and capacity for wonder.
I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats: but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace, at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race. In a few minutes after, I heard the creaking of my door, as if some one endeavoured to open it softly. He meets with his professor of natural philosophy, M. As he nears Ingolstadt, however, he begins to get excited about the future. Fortunately, Victor finds Waldman to study with and the chapter ends on a high note.
Krempe is the conscious telling Victor to stay away from the alchemy and take on more modern philosophies but Victor refuses to listen. She indeed veiled her grief, and strove to act the comforter to us all. A few fishing vessels alone specked the water, and now and then the gentle breeze wafted the sound of voices, as the fishermen called to one another. He starts to study the works of Cornelius Agrippa and became positive that the science he was to study was Natural Philosophy. When he arrives at college he meets two professors, one of which is reluctant to all Frankenstein believes in natural philosophy. Victor determines to climb to the top of Montanvert, one of the region's forbiddingly massive glaciers.
At length the high white steeple of the town met my eyes. Just before Victor departs, his mother catches scarlet fever from Elizabeth, whom she has been nursing back to health, and dies. I felt the silence, although I was hardly conscious of its extreme profundity, until my ear was suddenly arrested by the paddling of oars near the shore, and a person landed close to my house. With a confusion of ideas only to be accounted for by my extreme youth, and my want of a guide on such matters, I had retrod the steps of knowledge along the paths of time, and exchanged the discoveries of recent inquirers for the dreams of forgotten alchymists. The theme of the Romantic notion that technology is not entirely good enters the novel at this point. Foreshadowing is when the author hints at something to come. Is it the creature that Victor abandoned? He questions whether he should have ever come to the university at all, and debates going back to Geneva.
The time at length arrives, when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity; and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished. As Frankenstein narrates and Walton records, we dive into great detail as we experience Frankenstein's family history, family values, and personal desires. Krempe had given me concerning the lectures. Analysis: Victor's sojourn in the valley of Chamonix reveals his desire to escape the guilt he bears for the recent tragedies. The harsh lecture from this professor forces Frankenstein to realize he was in need of much deeper study if he were to make it at all. Chapters 3—5 Summary: Chapter 3 I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.
This lecture, along with a subsequent meeting with the professor, convinces Victor to pursue his studies in the sciences. As if summoned by this call, the monster appears. When he approaches a shepherd's hut and later a village, people are terrified by his monstrous appearance and drive him away. Chapter 2 Summary As Frankenstein continues to narrate his early life, he explains his growing interest in science. However, the story regarding Elizabeth Lavena may be different depending on the version of Frankenstein you read-the 1818 version or the 1831 version. The two young people are very generous with the old man, and often go hungry so that he might eat.
Frankenstein wants his name to be remember like the great scientists that have cam before him. At the same time, he still dreams of acceptance into human society, and attempts to master language in order to inspire the family's affection and trust. His father, observing his misery, becomes ill as well. They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the earthquake, and even mock the invisible world with its own shadows. But Victor finds a way to rise above it as he becomes a university student and spends his life in pursuit of scientific discovery.