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Frankenstein Chapter 23 Summary
The newlyweds go for a walk around their cottage, but Victor has the I'm-about-to-fight-a-monster wedding night jitters.
Inside the cottage, he sends Elizabeth to bed so he can search the house for the monster. Uh, we're pretty sure this isn't how a wedding night is supposed to go down.
And in the grand tradition of horror movies everywhere, splitting up is a
majorly bad idea
He hears Elizabeth scream. It suddenly hits Victor what we've all known for chapters now: the monster didn't want to kill
. He wanted to kill Elizabeth.
(If you're keeping track, this brings the body count up to four.)
Poor Victor really hates himself at this point. He goes home to Geneva to tell his father the sad news, and the man drops dead from grief. That makes five.
Just like the monster he created, Victor is now alone and miserable.
He goes to a magistrate to try and tell him about the monster and Elizabeth's death, but the magistrate obviously doesn't believe him and probably thinks seriously about locking the guy up.
Since Victor has nothing left to live for, he decides to spend the rest of his life hunting down the monster.
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