Comparing Frankenstein And Robert Walton In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Another character in Shelley’s novel that demonstrates that knowledge is dangerous if left unbalanced, is Robert Walton. As a fundamental character to the novel, he is the “conduit through which the reader hears the story of Victor and his monster” (SparkNotes). Recalling the details told to him both by Frankenstein and the Monster, he narrates Shelley’s novel. Walton and Frankenstein have abounding things in common. Although both bestow different backgrounds, the pair share a passion for exploration and a steadfast pursuit of knowledge. Analogous to Frankenstein, Walton is an explorer as well. Walton speaks of his chasing of the “country of eternal light” or otherwise known as unprocessed knowledge. The parallel of his mindset to the psyche
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