The monster tells his story to Victor and just like a child, his initial
recollections are vague.
He was forced to flee the city, no doubt driven out by the townsfolk, and he
learned to live off the land. In the forest he came across the De Lacey family who were a brother Felix, sister Agatha, and their blind father.
The monster narrates the next five chapters, and the reader soon becomes
sympathetic towards the monster and his description of the De Lacey family life.
The De Lacey family is unaware of the monster’s presence. He observes
them through a hole in the wall. He soon has an affection for his newly adopted family, and decides not to steal food from them, but to help them in their struggle for survival.