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Essay | Frankenstein - the Quest for Glory

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Frankenstein.
This section contains 510 words
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Frankenstein - the Quest for Glory

Summary: Discusses the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Explores the theme, a quest for glory. Describes how Robert Walton becomes consumed with immortalizing his name.

Glory is believed to be the quintessence of man's highest level of achievement and in Frankenstein, Robert Walton expresses the importance of this gain through a series of letters written to his sister depicting the dire lengths that he is willing to go to obtain it. Walton expresses an extreme hunger for knowledge of those things unknown to the common man. Walton becomes completely consumed with the belief that he can immortalize his name through the discovery of a passage to the North Pole.

Man seems to become slowly infected with a growing hunger for fame, becoming more strongly obsessed as the journey prevails. Robert Walton's initial cause seems to be one that is sincere and truly focused on the world as a whole. In the beginning of his letter, Walton calls his expedition an "inestimable benefit" (p.2). It becomes evident later on in...

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This section contains 510 words
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