Long walk

Topics: Fear, Khia Pages: 4 (1080 words) Published: March 23, 2014
Dialectical Journal
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Quote from Book
Response
“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.” (Page 5) -Robert Walton

-Letter 2
It relates to the theme of isolation, he believes he is too good for anyone, nobody matched to his intelligence therefore he is alone. He is also ambitious; he wants to be known for discovering something. “You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.” (Page 16) -Robert Walton

-Letter 4
This is foreshadowing, Victor is saying that he hopes that Walton’s thirst for knowledge and adventure not turn into ruin as his fate was before him. “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.” (Page 43) -Victor Frankenstein

-Chapter 4
He is advising Walton to believe more in his family and town rather than to seek knowledge because with great knowledge brings great destruction if not used in the correct way. Plus to always follow life as nature will allow and to not defy it. “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.” (Page 44) -Victor Frankenstein

-Chapter 4
He wanted to implore the fine line between life and death, this was when his curiosity into the matter began to stir. “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Page 48) -Victor Frankenstein

-Chapter 5...
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