The Importance Of Robert Walton In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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You look back quickly and see the horrible creature pursuing you through the dark forest. You turn back around and channel all your energy into running as fast as possible. All the sudden your foot catches on something and your body slams into the cold damp ground. You try to scramble away but you feel the superhuman grip of the monster tighten around your ankle. His gnashing teeth move towards your throat. You let out a terrible cry for help that echoes among the trees. You jolt awake in your bed and a cold sweat pours from your forehead. You can not imagine something this terrible being true, but in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the main character Victor had to deal with a similar nightmare. Mary Shelley’s work also includes many themes. The …show more content…

Robert states in one his letters to his beloved sister “But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil, I have no friend, Margaret:when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.” (Shelley letter 2). Robert gives insight on how profuse his desire for a companion is. Robert’s predicament shows how unfulfilling life can be without anyone there to share precious moments with. Robert also states to his sister “I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.” (Shelley letter 2). The insight into this character thoughts show that the yearning for a friend by people that prefer mostly solitude. This character is a wonderful example for the theme because he feels that something is missing from his life because he does not have a companion. Another character that desires friendship and cannot have his need satisfied is the

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