Henry is victors friend
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Henry Clerval is enlisted to accompany Victor on his journey; Victor is initially displeased at this, as he had wanted to undertake his task in perfect solitude. He is thrilled upon seeing Clerval, however, and reflects that Henry's presence will keep the creature from observing the progress of his work...As he recalls their journey, Frankenstein is struck by the great difference between Clerval and himself. Clerval was entirely alive to the natural landscape, which he loved with unparalleled ardor; Victor, by contrast, was wracked with melancholy, and felt himself to be a "miserable wretch." Victor mourns over the memory of Clerval, whom he still considers a man of peerless worth and beauty of soul.
Victor is introduced to the reader as an innocent young man, but over the course of the novel his intelligence and desire to learn bring him to his downfall. He appears to be adventurous, and yet he is also foolhardy. His foray into medical science can be determined arrogant or foolish; take your pick. He creates a monster, but he won't admit his mistakes or take responsibility for them.
Henry, on the other hand is a clever, witty, and happy man. he is the exact opposite of his best friend Victor. having nursed his boyhood friend back to health in Ingolstadt, he goes on to follow in Victor's footsteps. Little does he know that what Victor creates will be the death of him.