(We are still inside the monster’s story to Victor.)
The monster finds books and clothes in the woods one night while he is foraging for food. The most important book for him is Paradise Lost, which the monster mistakenly reads as history instead of fiction. How would he know? He sympathizes with Satan’s character. Interesting.
Since the monster can read, he also finds some of Victor’s journal entries in the pockets of the clothes he initially took from Victor. He discovers that Victor was totally grossed out by him and hated that he had brought the monster to life. This stings considerably.
The monster decides that his last hope for social acceptance lies with the cottagers. Since De Lacey is blind and the younger people often leave him alone during the day, the monster hopes that he can gain De Lacey’s trust and acceptance and in turn be trusted by Felix, Agatha, and Safie.
Soon, the monster gets his opportunity. He approaches De Lacey, who is kind and cordial to him. As bad luck would have it, the others return too soon, and Felix drives the monster away.
When the monster comes back, the family has moved out.