In the letters that Robert Walton sent to his sisters, there is legit evidence that he was encountering difficult circumstances when he met Victor Frankenstein. When Walton's vessel was sailing to the Northern Pole they encountered heavy fog and lots of ice. Walton's exact words were, "...we were nearly surrounded by ice" (8). and he also exclaimed, "...we were compassed round by a very thick fog" (8). Also, while they were trapped in the ice surrounding them, they saw a gigantic figure going on along the ice which befuddled the crew because as Walton had said in his letters, "We were, as believed, many hundreds of miles away from any land" (8).
Question #8- How does Shelley emphasize the extreme isolation of the vessel?
Shelley emphasizes the extreme isolation of the vessel in a few different ways. In the fourth letter when the fog and ice surrounded the vessel Walton said roughly, "...we beheld, stretched out in every direction, vast and irregular plains of ice, which seemed to have no end" (8). Another way that Shelley emphasizes the extreme isolation of the vessel is when Walton said sadly, "Shut in, however, by ice, it was impossible to follow his track" (8). Shelley used words like "no end" or "impossible" made the vessel seem extremely isolated.
Question #9- As he begins his tale, Victor Frankenstein suggests that he has something in common with the Captain. Explain.
In the last letter that Robert Walton wrote to his sister, Victor Frankenstein does suggest that he has similarities with the Captain. After spending lots of time with Walton, Victor breaks down and says to him, "Unhappy man! Do you share my madnes...
... middle of paper ...
...or came home so urgently.
Question #19- In what way does Victor consider himself responsible?
Victor considers himself to be responsible for the murder of both William and Justine. On the night Victor returns to Geneva, he saw the frightening monster around where William had been murdered (50). Victor concluded that it was all his fault because if he hadn't of created the monster, his brother wouldn't of been killed. The monster framed Justine of murdering William by putting his picture of his mother in Justine's pocket (56). This made Justine look guilty and the court sentenced her to death because of it (60). At the end of chapter 8, Victor Frankenstein bestows the responsibilities of the deaths by directly saying this, "I beheld those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts" (60).
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Another monster that society has taken and humanized comes from Mary Shelley’s 1994 novel, Frankenstein. Aspiring scientist Victor Frankenstein defies the laws of nature by taking limbs of the deceased, stitching them together, and creating life. While many today think of Frankenstein as a monster, it is contradictory as who the real monster is: Victor or his creation. Victor says: No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.... [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Humanities]
1149 words (3.3 pages)
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Theme Analysis Everyday, people flee from their problems thinking they will not follow them. Sadly, problems do not just disappear, and they could affect you badly in the future. In the case of Victor Frankenstein, he runs away from his monstrous creation of life in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. As Victor continues to avoid his monster, his monster causes ultimate destruction in Victor’s life. Frankenstein’s monster gets revenge on his creator by taking the life of his little brother, William.... [tags: Frankenstein, James Whale, Frankenstein's monster]
871 words (2.5 pages)
- “I, not in deed, but in effect, was the true murder.” words spoken by Victor Frankenstein himself (Shelley 88). Frankenstein was an extremely brilliant man that was constantly amazed by the world of science. His curiosity in turn lead him to the creation of the appalling monster introduced in the tale of Frankenstein. At first glance, Victor is both disgusted and horrified at his work. Later in the story Victor falls ill and is forever haunted by the monster he has brought to life. Victor’s creation led to the mass destruction of his loved ones but as the story plays out, it seems that Victor and his monster are not all that different after all.... [tags: Life, Frankenstein, Love, Frankenstein's monster]
1142 words (3.3 pages)
- In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s creature is a character whom can definitely be considered morally ambiguous. His character is very complicated,and he is definitely a character whom is quite difficult to read at times. However, as the novel progresses we are able to uncover different aspects of his character allow us to have a further understanding as to why he acts in the way in which he does. It is difficult to determine if the creator is exactly morally good or bad.... [tags: Frankenstein, Acts of the Apostles, Novel]
1113 words (3.2 pages)
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has many themes deeply embedded within its rich context. One of its primary themes is that of unrestrained human ambition. Victor Frankenstein is the most ambitious man in the book. He dreamed of transforming society and bringing glory to himself through his scientific achievements. Blinded by dreams of glory, he fails to consider the consequences of his actions. Victor turns himself into a god by breathing life into an inanimate object. This highlights his fallibility when he is completely incapable of fulfilling the responsibilities that a creator has to its creation.... [tags: Frankenstein, Samuel Taylor Coleridge]
985 words (2.8 pages)
- Today in court we had the case of four murders. We became aware of these cases due to Victor Frankenstein accusation against a creature he created himself. The victims were William Frankenstein, Justine Moritz, Henry Clerval and Elizabeth Frankenstein, born Lavenza. We listened to several witnesses and after a long time of consideration, the jury came to the following verdict. First, we will review all the facts we learned today; the first person that was murdered was William Frankenstein, the prosecutor Victor Frankenstein’s younger brother.... [tags: Murder, Frankenstein, Capital punishment]
847 words (2.4 pages)
- Victor created something unimaginable but is it possible for Murder. Did you ever think your imagination could create something so evil and forgive it. Victor Frankenstein created his wildest dreams into a real thing. In Mary Shelley’s’ fictional work Frankenstein. The worst happened after he made his dreams into a reality. In the beginning Robert Walton is on a ship headed to the North Pole. When he recounts letters from his sister back in England of his progress of his journey to the North pole.... [tags: Murder, University of Ingolstadt, Frankenstein]
869 words (2.5 pages)
- Question #7- What difficult circumstances is Walton encountering when he meets Victor Frankenstein. In the letters that Robert Walton sent to his sisters, there is legit evidence that he was encountering difficult circumstances when he met Victor Frankenstein. When Walton's vessel was sailing to the Northern Pole they encountered heavy fog and lots of ice. Walton's exact words were, "...we were nearly surrounded by ice" (8). and he also exclaimed, "...we were compassed round by a very thick fog" (8).... [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Shelly]
1753 words (5 pages)
- The wise Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker, “remember, with great power. Comes great responsibility.” There is no greater power than that acquired by the infamous Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein when he discovers the secret to creating life. Shelley’s Frankenstein is a tale of creation that depicts acts of human conception and discovery. The Oxford English Dictionary defines creation as “the action or process of bringing something into existence from nothing by divine or natural agency; the fact of being so created.” It defies the natural order of things and creates a world of its own.... [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Shelley]
1894 words (5.4 pages)
- The break of dawn the sun is shining, over the horizon and the heart is slowly letting in the sunlight. As the sunlight penetrates, through the soul, sun paves a way to joy, peace, and a happy life. As human beings, one thrives to succeed in life, one thrives to come to the point where we may look upon one’s life and remember all the superior times we owned, one thrives to be someone, someone great, and one thrives to accomplish this with our own ability. In further analogy, Willy yearned to succeed as so did Biff, Frankenstein, and the creature Frankenstein had created.... [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Shelley]
2286 words (6.5 pages)