Frankenstein was born in Naples, Italy. He accompanied his parents travels through Italy, Germany and France until when he hit the age of Five. His mother and father adopted Elizabeth Lavenza, and had birth to their second. At this time the family figured they should settled down in a place called Geneva. where Frankenstein attended a local school and became close friends with Henry Clerval.
When Frankenstein hit the age of thirteen, he discovered and was introduced to an alchemist named Cornelius Agrippa. He became very interested in his works even though his father discouraged him to read any of that. At 17 Frankenstein attended the University of Ingolstadt but at the time his sister caught Scarlet Fever which soon infected herself and mother and died shortly afterwards. He arrived at the University weeks after, and met Proffesor M. Waldman, who had spoken more eleoquently about alchemists unlike most people. He became fond of Chemistry, and becomes obssessed with the idea of creating life in inanimate matter through artificial means. This is when he leaves the University to pursue his goal.
Frankenstein does what he planned and creates a monster to the arctic with the intent of destroying it. He Ultimately fails, ending several peoples lives from the depressed creature and tends to get sick time after time when something new goes wrong. Frankensteins creation over hostile terrain, with not enough food, rest or shelter, and it weakened him. That, combined with a reduced will to live after losing everything he loved, caused him to become ill and die. The monster appeared shortly after his death to see his body and speak about regrets, monster discovers the death of its creator and is hit by sorrow and vows to commit suicide by burning himself alive in the North Pole.
"His voice became fainter as he spoke, and at length, exhausted by his effort, he sank into silence. About half an hour afterwards he attempted again to speak but was unable; he pressed my hand feebly, and his eyes closed forever, while the irradiation of a gentle smile passed away from his lips."