1. Why is Robert Walton in Russia, and what does he plan to do there?
Robert Walton is an adventurer and he is in Russia to fulfill his dream of sailing to the North Pole. Walton is waiting for clear weather to sail when he writes the first letter.
2. Which of the novel’s main themes does Robert Walton introduce in his letters to his sister?
Robert Walton mentions his loneliness in his letters to his sister, discussing how he would prefer a companion to travel with him.
3. Why is Robert Walton pleased when Victor Frankenstein is brought aboard ship?
Robert Walton is pleased when Victor Frankenstein is brought on board ship because he is a man of his own class who will serve as a companion. Walton is also pleased because Victor claims to have a story to tell.
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