Annotations for Frankenstein
• Elizabeth’s letter expresses her concern about Victor’s illness and entreats him to write to his family in Geneva as soon as he can. • She also tells him that Justine Moritz, a girl who used to live with the Frankenstein family, has returned to their house following her mother’s death. • After Victor has recovered, he introduces Henry, who is studying Oriental languages, to the professors at the university. The task is painful, however, since the sight of any chemical instrument worsens Victor’s symptoms; even speaking to his professors torments him. • He decides to return to Geneva and awaits a letter from his father specifying the date of his departure. • Meanwhile, he and Henry take a walking tour through the country, uplifting their spirits with the beauties of nature. Chapter 7
• On their return to the university, Victor finds a letter from his father telling him that Victor’s youngest brother, William, has been murdered. Saddened, shocked, and apprehensive, Victor departs immediately for Geneva. • By the time he arrives, night has fallen and the gates of Geneva have been shut, so he spends...