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An English explorer Robert Walton is on an expedition to the North Pole In letters to his sister Margaret Saville he keeps his family informed of his situation and tells about the difficult conditions on the ship One day when the ship is completely surrounded by ice a man in bad condition is taken aboard Victor Frankenstein As soon as his health allows it he tells Walton the story of his life He grew up in Geneva Switzerland as the eldest son of a higher class family He was brought up with an orphan Elizabeth and also had two younger brothers He did not have many friends Henry Clerval being the only exception At the age of nineteen Frankenstein became interested in natural philosophy electricity chemistry and mathematics After the death of his mother who succumbed to scarlet fever Frankenstein left for Ingolstadt Germany to attend university There his interest in natural philosophy quickly became an obsession He was particularly fascinated with the human frame and the principle of life After four years of fanatic studying not keeping in contact with his family he was able to bestow animation upon lifeless matter and created a monster of gigantic proportion from assembled body parts taken from graveyards slaughterhouses and dissecting rooms As soon as the creature opened his eyes however the beauty of Frankensteins dream vanished it became a horrible creature He realize he made a mistake in creating this monster and fled from his laboratory On his return the next day the monster had disappeared Victor was consequently bedridden with a nervous fever for the next months being nursed back to health by his friend Clerval On the eve of the return to his parental home he received a letter that his youngest brother had been found murdered On his way home Frankenstein saw the demon he has created and immediately realized that it is he who is responsible for his brothers death Frankenstein decided
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