Frankenstein Analysis

Robert Walton-A young Englishman whom narrated the story as it begins, coincidentally also as a letter to his sister, Margaret. In his letter he made his intentions clear that he wished to fulfill his desire to find a sea route somewhere along the North Pole from Europe to Asia.

Blinded by his determination and thirst for fame, he single handedly jeopardizes the life of his crews for his own ambition. As he travels further into the North Pole and simultaneously his desire, he realized the great vulnerability he had exposed his crews into by dragging them down this voyage.

In the middle of his journey, he encounters Victor Frankenstein, who comes aboard to tell the captain his life's story.

In the end, Walton was undeterred to assist Victor in going after the beast; Walton was more concerned about his crew’s safety and demanded that they head off. Although, when the presence of the beast surrounds Victor’s corpse, Walton contemplated once more to follow Victor’s last wish to kill the creature but decided to leave the beast to suffer on its own.

Walton, as told in the book, was a man from a prosperous family. In spite of his wealthy background, he was a man of modesty and stubbornness. Stubborn as regardless of his position in the social hierarchy, he would rather succeed in his own ambitions. Walton showed a great deal of sympathy towards Vincent, his kind and welcoming words led up to Victor’s confession about his misfortune.  
Not only was he sympathetic towards Victor, Walton was also very understanding towards the beast. Even though he was kind hearted, he showed no sign of cowardice; he made sure the beast knew exactly how much it had wrecked Victor’s being emotionally and physically.   To me, Walton was not only captivated by Victor’s story, he was too mesmerized by the sound of the Frankenstein, thus his repetitious plea of getting Victor to spill about how he had brought the beast into existence.

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