Who is Mr. Kirwin and how does he treat Victor? What has happened to cause Victor's arrest? What happens to Victor after his arrest?
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Mr. Kirwin is an Irish magistrate. He treats Victor kindly , advising him that he will likely be freed.
Henry Clerval was strangled.
"He had apparently been strangled, for there was no sign of any violence except the black mark of fingers on his neck."
In Chapter 21, Victor is taken to see Henry's body. When he walks into the chamber, he is overcome with horror: the lifeless form of his best friend lies before him. Frankenstein throws himself upon the body, and becomes almost mad with grief and guilt; he is carried from the room in convulsions.
For two months, Victor lies in a delirium of fever and confusion. He cries out that he is a murderer, and begs his attendants to aid him in apprehending the monster. He often imagines that he feels the hands of the monster closing about his neck, and starts from his bed in an agony of terror.
Victor longs for death, and finds his ability to survive such an epidemic of tragedies bitterly ironic. He concludes that he was, after all, "doomed to live."