The Question and Answer section for Frankenstein is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Henry Clerval has been Victor's best-friend since childhood.
Victor leaves Henry in Perth where he means to stay with a friend.
We left Edinburgh in a week, passing through Coupar, St. Andrew's, and along the banks of the Tay, to Perth, where our friend expected us. But I was in no mood to laugh and talk...
The beauty of the natural world is something that the creature finds as a refuge from the harshness of man. I don't see the connection with the creature being physically ugly.