Robert Walton Frankenstein Quotes

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1. In this quotation, Robert Walton is writing to his sister about the man his ship crew rescued, Victor Frankenstein. The irony of this quote is that Robert Walton seems to have a great deal of admiration towards Victors, but has barely communicated with him. Robert Walton describes Victor as being “noble,” when in fact Victor’s exhaustion is due to his quest to try to destroy the murderous creature he had brought to life. Victor is described as being “attractive and amiable,” but he has spent many years fixated on death and decay which led to the destruction of his loved ones. Additionally, Victor’s abandonment of the Creature detracts from the notion of nobility and amiable as he neglected his duties as a creator and heartlessly left his …show more content…
In the fourth quotation from Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein sits in the graveyard where his father, wife, and best friend were buried and asks for the spirits to assist him in his quest to find and destroy the Creature. Victor’s perspective on science and life seems to have changed from a magical quest where he can play God to a frightening struggle where the meddling into science has birthed a destructive force that is difficult to stop. Victor’s mentality seems to now fixate on what his experiments have caused him to lose, rather than what they had contributed to his life. Victor now longs to be with his loved ones, but during his quest for science and knowledge, he separated himself from his living loved ones in hopes of creating …show more content…
In the second quotation from the Wizard of Oz, the King of the winged monkeys tells Dorothy the story behind the Golden Cap. Dorothy became the owner of the Golden Cap after she melted the Wicked Witch of the West with a bucket of water, she took the cap from the Witch’s cupboard because she thought it was pretty. The Golden Cap is not configured by manmade ingenuity, but rather it is enchanted by a spell and forces the Winged Monkeys to obey the individual that possess the cap. The Golden Cap operates much like the genie and the magic lamp. The Winged Monkeys have to carry out three wishes of the present owner of the Golden

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