The Question and Answer section for Frankenstein is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Victor thinks that creating a female monster would only plague the world further. He has already unleashed the creature. To save himself, the creature promised to leave him alone, Victor feels he would be punishing the world.
Initially, Victor is besieged with guilt after reading Elizabeth's letter. His family is worried about him, they have no idea about the monster he created, nor the emotional turmoil he's felt since abandoning the monster to its own devices. Over...
That would be to eat and drink and find shelter.