Chapters 23-24, The END: Chapter 23 is likely the most tragic chapter in Frankenstein. Victor is close minded on what The Creature want's to take away from him, constantly thinking that it's him who The Creature is going to kill on his wedding day. He let's her go to bed, waiting in the main part of the cottage for The Creature to appear so they may battle. Instead, he hears a scream from the bedroom and upon entering, see's nothing but Elizabeth's dead body. Victor tells Alphonse about what happened, and Alphonse later dies from grief and shock over such a quick span of time. Victor then reveals all of his secrets to a magistrate, but the magistrate doesn't believe in Victor's creature. In retaliation, Victor decides to spend the rest of his life hunting down his creation and ending it. Chapter 24 tells the story of how Victor came into contact with Walton (the man he's telling his story to), and the story takes a shift from past tense to present tense. Walton's men complain about not being able to go home and ask that they leave as soon as possible once they break out of the ice they're blockaded in by. Victor dies a couple days after this event and Walton discovers The Creature shedding tears, leaning over the corpse of his dead creator. The Creature tells Walton of his sufferings and his regret for the pain he has inflicted on others, only wishing that he die now that his creator is dead. Chapter 23 and 24 hit the reader like a truck emotionally. The story of Victor Frankenstein is a sad one after all, his intrepid courage and hubris leading to the downfall of all that he loves, including himself.