Three Characters Narrated In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, three characters narrate: Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and Frankenstein 's monster. Victor, a mad scientist who creates Frankenstein is telling his story to Robert Walton, a sailor looking for the north pole, he is also the main narrator. Victor and Robert both learn a lesson that there are just certain things that do not need to be discovered and have no benefit. Victor learned this lesson way too late, but he told Robert his story and Robert turned his ship around before he ended up like Victor. Robert and Victor were searching for things that did not need to be discovered, but Frankenstein learned and listened to ideas that were important and led him to realize that humans are flawed. Victor Frankenstein…show more content…
Frankenstein was brought into this world not knowing anything but after some time he knew enough to put together the conclusion that humans are flawed and corrupted. He even realized that he cannot even count on his own creator. He felt like he was supposed to be special, but the world condemned him. “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel… (65)” Feeling that he was supposed to be Adam he thought about how Adam and he are different. “Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. (84)” He realized that he has a creator that does not want him. He realized that he had not gained any knowledge from his Maker. Frankenstein was alone, but he put all these things that he learned into an opinion that lead him to destroy his creator 's life. In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the main theme is the pursuit of unnecessary knowledge. Robert Walton a sailor tried to find the north pole but he heard Victor’s story and he turned the ship around before he ended up like Victor. Frankenstein, however, gained a lot of knowledge and became intellectual enough to know that his creator and the rest of humanity is corrupt. Knowledge is and always will be important but people have to decide what knowledge is beneficial and what knowledge is
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