In the beginning Victor was just a young Swedish boy who grew up in Geneva. He was raised sibling Elizabeth, who his parents adopted in the hopes of him marrying him.Victor was a serious and loud kid, while Elizabeth was the more calm and subdued of the two. Victor was very obsessed with knowledge and learning as a kid. He then went on to study science which he called, “the physical secrets of the world.” He planned to figure out all the how’s and why’s of the world. One day at the age of 13 he was confined in his home where he found a volume of Cornelius Agrippa’s work.  He also learned from both Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus work, which intensified his study for science. What really started him going was when he witnessed a summer thunderstorm when he was 25 that made him think about electricity and what it could be used for.Victor then leaves to take his studies at the University of Ingolstadt. While there he starts to learn under the Professors M.Krempe and M.Waldman. They teach him about modern science and within a few years he masters all that his professors have to teach. He sees fate as being a  sealed thing saying,”Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction.” He decides that he wants to put an end to fate by conquering death and find a way to achieve eternal life for mankind.He devises a plan to use chemistry, alchemy, and electricity to re-create and reanimate a dead body. He manages to create a creature but runs away from it in fear and disgust. After recovering from a terrible sickness from the sight of such a hideous monster, he gets a letter saying that his younger brother was murdered. He knows that the murder is the monster he created but he can’t say anything to his family or the police and risk possible arrest. So sadly Justine Moritz (his housekeeper who was falsely accused of the murder) goes to the gallow willingly.