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As Victor was growing up, he was fascinated with varying accounts of alchemy and other related pseudo-sciences, and when he attended the University of Ingolstadt, he began studying all the natural sciences, hoping that he could discover how to overcome death and decay. He began an intense course of study designed to allow him to create life in the laboratory, and finally, after years of intense studying, until he was at the point of injuring his health, Victor was able to collect the various parts of cadavers until he had accumulated enough to create a gigantic creature.
It is a part of Walton's nature that he would notice certain phenomena that another type of narrator would not notice. In addition, these vast sheets of ice also prepare the reader for the later fact that the ship will become stranded due to an enormous ice jam, thereby allowing Victor Frankenstein to come aboard. Letter 4: To Mrs. Saville, England This letter is composed of three separate entries. In the first entry, dated August 5th, Walton tells his sister that the ice has sur- Page 15 rounded the ship, and he is aware of the severity of the situation.
While stranded, they see in the distance a strange figure of gigantic proportions being pulled by a dogsled. The next day, an emaciated man is found adrift outside the expedition boat, and he is taken aboard and nursed somewhat back to health. After approximately a week of recovery, he tells the following story to Walton: He is Victor Frankenstein, and he was born to a distinguished family who were constantly concerned with the welfare of the poor Page 7 and the underprivileged. When Victor was very young, his family adopted a young girl named Elizabeth, who was raised with Victor.
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