Frankenstein

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Structure of the Novel and Frame Narration

FRANK-CNYXEJ

In the novel, the reader first meets Robert Walton through the letters he writes to his sister while he travels in the Arctic. He relates the horrific tale of Victor Frankenstein, a miserable wreck of a man that Walton pulls from an ice floe. Victor, in turn, relates the story of his creature, a hideous, wretched, societal outcast, whose existence horrifies and obsesses Victor.

What is the author’s purpose of embedding these stories within one another?

Select ALL that apply.

A

To relate a complex story through a variety of first-person perspectives.

B

To enable the introduction of several main characters.

C

To highlight the importance of Victor's character.

D

To mirror the increasingly malevolent consequences of the pursuit of knowledge.

E

To create interest and heighten reader intrigue through the use of unreliable narrators.