The first two chapters of Shelley’s Frankenstein describe the lives of three young children in Geneva:
“I [the narrator Victor] was…deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.”
“[Elizabeth] busied herself with the aerial creations of the poets and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home…”
“…Clerval occupied himself…with the moral relations of things.”
Victor searches truth, Elizabeth searches for beauty, Clerval searches for goodness.