“Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries which I hope to make.” (pg. 36)
In this sentence, Victor’s obsession begins to show. Throughout Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein’s obsession with finding the secret of life (along with the forces of destiny) is credited with his demise in the long run. It is shown through the story that Shelley clearly believed that obsession with one singular topic only lead to negative outcomes.