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The Cost of Greatness

Summary: In Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus, she portrays two characters that share the same characteristics and personalities. These two characters are Robert Walton and Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein and Walton each begin with a noble goal to help mankind, yet neither man is able to bring his goal to fruition. Throughout their attempts, each man suffers the same sense of lost dreams. In real life we discover that the personal cost of greatness is often too high a price to pay.
The Cost of Greatness

In Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus, she portrays two characters that share the same characteristics and personalities. These two characters are Robert Walton and Victor Frankenstein. Each character has dreams of greatness and a plan to bring it about. Yet, the visions, thoughts, and actions of both men follow similar patterns. Both Frankenstein and Walton undertake a journey to greatness but at what cost? Sometimes single-minded focus requires a higher price than one can pay.

According to Patricia Neal, ."..well-educated men chose to explore the unknown and expand mankind's knowledge of the universe" (Neal 2). Robert Walton has this desire for knowledge and a thirst for the unknown. In Walton's letters he tells his sister that he hopes to help humanity and to be well-known someday by finding a passage through the North Pole that would cut travel time considerably...

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