At Chamonix, Victor continues to feel despair. He again tries to escape it through nature: he climbs to the peak of a mountain called Montanvert. But just as the view begins to lift his spirits, Victor sees the monster. He curses it and wishes for its destruction.
Victor curses the monster without knowing its intentions, and without knowing for sure that the monster murdered William. He blames the monster, but he's responsible for its creation.
But with great eloquence the monster claims to be Victor's offspring. "I ought to be thy Adam," it says.
Victor is a creator, but he is no god. He abandoned his creation.
The monster continues that it was once benevolent, and turned to violence only after Victor, its creator, abandoned it. It begs Victor to listen to its story. Victor, for the first time thinking about his responsibilities as a creator, follows the monster to a cave in the glacier, and sits down to listen.