On the other hand, Victor quotes the monster’s first-person narrative as well as Elizabeth Lavenza. In addition, Alphonse Frankenstein chips in and narrates parts of the story through their letters to Victor.
During the author’s time, the power of human reason through technology and science was a challenge to vast traditional principles of the world as well as man’s relationship with his creator and the nature within. The author was concerned about the use of knowledge for good or evil purposes, especially with the invasion of technology and science in modern life. The author was also worried about the impact of invented knowledge to the future generation. This concept explains why the book genre is about science fiction. More so, the books alternate title “the modern Prometheus”, explains the author’s emphasis on the upcoming scientific knowledge, a concept that the book’s title “Prometheus” holds, and meaning a somewhat stolen the idea of creation from God.
Ideally, Shelley portrayed the effects of science or modernization by bringing out two characters whose quest for knowledge turned sour. The first character named Victor had already felt the effects of his knowledge creation after he created a monster that brought nothing but havoc and death. His fellow friend Walton was on his way to the North Pole to look for adventure in an unknown land. Since the first character had done his part of looking for knowledge after creating a monster, it was Walton’s turn to search for knowledge. This is when the author introduces Captain Walton, who writes a letter to his sister Margaret Saville. The letter describes a Robert Walton’s desire for knowledge to discover the native territory as his top priority.
His quest for knowledge is unstoppable and he says; “One man’s life or death was but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the