The story is about a scientist named Frankenstein who manages to create a monster by joining parts of different corpses. On a stormy night he manages to get a lot of energy from the lightning and gives life to the creature.
After giving it life, he turns out to be disgusted by its monstrosity and abandons it.
The monster wants Frankenstein to create a spouse for him, but he refuses having anything to do with it anymore. So the monster becomes a real criminal, killing most of Frankenstein’s family and compelling him to chase him.
So Frankenstein chases the monster till he arrives to the Arctic Circle and is saved by a mariner, Walton
Frankenstein is weak, and almost dying, and spends his last words telling the story to Walton. At the end the monster appears and grieves over the dead body of his creator, then he disappears in the dark.