Mary Shelley

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Frankenstein: Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Victor and Clerval arrive in London in October. Victor continues to despair, avoiding people unless they have information that can help him create a second monster. Clerval, in contrast, is how Victor used to be: excited by learning and wanting to meet and talk to everyone.
Clerval's innocence contrasts with Victor and shows the joy and delight Victor's ambition cost him.
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Victor and Clerval travel to Scotland. There, Victor leaves Clerval with a friend and travels on alone. He goes to a remote island in the Orkney's, sets up a lab, and works in solitude on his secret project.
Once again Victor isolates himself from society. Whenever he does this, he makes bad, reckless decisions that cause disaster.
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