Victor Frankenstein

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Question #7- What difficult circumstances is Walton encountering when he meets Victor Frankenstein? In the letters that Robert Walton sent to his sisters, there is legit evidence that he was encountering difficult circumstances when he met Victor Frankenstein. When Walton's vessel was sailing to the Northern Pole they encountered heavy fog and lots of ice. Walton's exact words were, "...we were nearly surrounded by ice" (8). and he also exclaimed, "...we were compassed round by a very thick fog" (8). Also, while they were trapped in the ice surrounding them, they saw a gigantic figure going on along the ice which befuddled the crew because as Walton had said in his letters, "We were, as believed, many hundreds of miles away from any …show more content…
Professor M. Krempe had a negative connotation to Victor's earlier studies by saying, "Have you really spent your time studying such nonsense" (26)? Now Professor M. Waldman thought that Victors past studies were very useful and not a waste by saying this about the authors of his studies, "...these were men to whose indefatigable zeal modern philosophers were indebted for most of the foundations of their knowledge" (27). That is how Victor's professors reacted to hearing about his past studies.

Question #13- In reading chapter 4 closely, what aspects of Victor Frankenstein's language and actions suggest that he is becoming obsessive in his behavior? There are plenty of actions and language that suggest Victor is becoming obsessive with his behavior. When Victor said this next quotation in the novel, he said it like it was no big deal when it really was, "Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries which I hoped to make" (29). He did not even write to his family in that two years which shows that he was becoming obsessive over these projects he wanted to do. Later in his works, Victor describes what he looked like because of working in his laboratory for too long of a time, "My cheek had grown pale with study, and my person had become emanciated with confinement" (32). This shows that Victor was so obsessed with his projects he usually didn't
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