Robert Walton Character Analysis

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The primary narrator is Robert Walton a seafaring explorer who wants to sail through unknown territory to discover a new Northern passage to the Pacific. As Walton’s exhibition continues he expresses the need of a companion that he can express himself to and talk about his interests in science, but since he does not believe anyone aboard his ship is worthy he writes to his sister, Margaret. Walton explains in one of his letters, “You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend. I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my plans.” (pg 4). The motivation that Walton has is that he will find a new…show more content…
This event followed by the death of Justine Moritz who was accused of killing William, and the murder of Henry Clerval and Elizabeth Lavenza, fueled the rage within Victor and he vowed that he would stop at nothing to kill the monster he had created. “When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation. I would have made a pilgrimage to the highest peak of the Andes, could I when there have precipitated him to their base.” (pg 62) Throughout the story Victor had the power to create and destroy his creation. When the monster asked for a mate to run off with Victor agreed at first, hoping the monster would leave all of mankind alone as he promised to. After constructing the female Victor realized that if he gave life to another monster they could go against their word and wreak havoc on all the earth. “...I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whole selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race.” (pg

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