Whereas Walton's letters to Margaret basically explain his expedition at sea, they also introduce Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist of the novel. "I am already far north of London; and as I walk in the streets of Petersburgh, I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves, and fills me with delight. Do you understand this feeling This breeze, which has travelled from the regions towards which I am advancing, gives me a foretaste of those icy climes There, Margaret, the sun is forever visible; its broad disk just skirting the horizon, and diffusing a perpetual splendor." (Shelley, 9) Therefore, the narrative strategy adopted by Mary Shelley in this epistolary novel has been fundamental to keeping the interest of the readers to the accounts concerning Victor Frankenstein and his monster. This narrative strategy also creates the right environment for the narration of the Gothic and romantic story in an effective manner.
In a reflective analysis of the narrative strategy adapted in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, it becomes lucid that the st ...Show more