Frankenstein Journal Assignment
Walton writes to his sister, Margaret Saville, about his voyage to the North Pole, which plans him to leave St. Petersburg, Russia for Archangel. He finds a ship and gathers men to sail with him, but realizing that he is lonely and longs for a friend. When the ship is stuck on ice, his crew sees a giant figure passing by on a dog sled and a man who looks exhausted. They take the man aboard for Walton to nurse him and to communicate with him for he has been longing for a friend. In that matter, the man, Frankenstein, tells the story about his destruction. I understand Walton because I was lonely when I moved to a different state and city. I thought that I wouldn’t make new friends when I went to school, but people were nice to me because I was new. I was happy that I didn’t have any problems of meeting new people.
Frankenstein is the eldest son of a wealthy, Genevese man, Alphonse, and his wife, Caroline, who was rescued from poverty. Caroline finds Elizabeth that was raised by a peasant family and was Victor’s responsibility to take care of her. Victor is sensitive, intelligent, and passionate about his interests and becomes absorbed in the quest to find out what creates life when he saw lighting striking an oak tree. While away at college, in Ingolstadt, Victor creates a being from scavenged corpse parts and gives it life, but is repulsed by its figure. He soon finds his friend Henry and takes a tour around Ingolstadt. Alphonse explains to Victor about his little brother’s death and returns home to find Justine accused of the murder. He knows that the monster is trying to destroy his life by killing the ones Victor loves. Frankenstein takes off to Chamonix to find the monster and prepares to end it. The monster tells Victor to listen to the story and promises to leave from humanity and leave him in peace. Frankenstein agrees. I can see Frankenstein resembling myself because I am also...
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