Elizabeth is worried about Victor’s illness. We are reminded that Victor has at least one good thing going for him right now.
She also nags Victor to write home. Eventually, he does.
She also tells him about a girl named Justine who has come to live with their family (as a servant) in Geneva after her own mother’s death.
Victor finally recovers…several months after the shock of seeing something ugly.
Henry and Victor both start studying "Oriental" languages in school. Victor tries to avoid all the science people. They think he is being modest, but he can’t stand to look at them or talk to them because they remind him of the huge mistake he has made.
He decides to return to Geneva. Before he does, he and Henry go for a walk in nature and appreciate how beautiful it is. Perhaps we would even call it sublime. Hmm! Nature is beautiful…there’s something unnatural about the ugly creature…