'Selfish Desires In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'

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The first letter in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein reveals a variety of literary devices such as ‘theme’ that accurately foreshadows various elements from the novel. In the beginning of the novel, Victor and Walter begin by setting out for recognition and popularity, these two desires intertwine together as they go in-depth when Victor says "wealthy was an inferior object, but with glory with attend discovery". This quote sheds light on Victor selfish desires.

Overall throughout the novel, both Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton complement each other when it’s to experiences. To clarify, both Frankenstein and Walton share similar experiences of indecisiveness and struggle in the story. In one of the scenes, Walton's letter foreshadows Victor's

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