Frankenstein: the Letters in the beginning
By Amelia Das
August 23, 2021 7:02am CST
Hi dear mylotters. I'm sharing the story of a part of Frankenstein with you. The novel starts with some letters. Frankenstein : The Letters Robert Walton, a 28 years old man, whose earlier life has been bare of friendship and education, decides to lead a dangerous voyage to the North Pole for his passion for knowledge and wisdom in sea-faring. The novel starts with his 1st letter from St. Petersburg to his beloved sister, Margaret Saville, who lives in England. He tells her of his desire to do something great and also of the preparations for the voyage. In the 2nd letter to his sister, Walter grieves about his having no friends to share his feelings both sweet and bitter. He tells her he wants to have a friend but of course he doesn't expect one to find in the ocean. In his 3rd letter, Walter briefly tells his sister that his ship is set to sail and he has huge confidence with his expedition. In his 4th letter, Walter narrates to his sister about a strange thing that had happened. About a week ago, their ship had been held between vast and infinite plains of ice. And their ship couldn't move in any direction. As they check their vast surroundings with telescopes, Walter and his men soon spot a sledge drawn by dogs and lead by a huge gigantic creature looking like a man about half a mile from their ship. The next morning, they found another man on a similar sledge who was perished, starved and frozen. Despite his suffering, the stranger refused to board the ship until he was told the ship's destination. This awed Walton a lot, however, he still told. The stranger gets satisfied with his answer and agrees to board his ship. Once, when asked why he came so far on ice in the sledge, the stranger says to seek the one who fled from him. As time passes, Walton and the stranger become good friends. Soon, the man decides to tell Walton his story because the man fears Walton was walking on the same path he once walked. And that path could lead to disaster. From this point, Walton's narrative to his sister ends, and the stranger's begins. The story of Frankenstein also begins. P. S.- Picture of my own book.
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• Holiday, Florida
Mary Shelley was a great writer and back when she wrote this she wasn't even allowed to use her real name cause people only bought and read books by men. Do a search and you will see. I believe she used her husbands name to publish it, the great poet Percy Shelley. It was written from a dream she had.