Frankenstein Reflection (Chapters 4-6)
The first three chapters tell us about Victor Frankenstein's childhood and youth; the fourth, about his "discovery" of the principle of life. For movie fans these chapters may seem irrelevant: after all, we want to see the Creature being created and -amid bursts of smoke and flashes of lightning- "born." Why, then, does Mary Shelley devote so much time and space to Victor's childhood environment and his education?
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