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Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Since the novel’s publication, the name “Frankenstein” has often been used to refer to the monster itself. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard it as well-established and acceptable. In the novel, the monster is identified by words such as “creature”, “monster”, “demon”, “wretch,” “abortion,” and “it”. Captain Robert Walton writing letters to his sister. It takes place at an unspecified time in the 18th century, as the letters’ dates are given as “17—”.
Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. During the voyage, the crew spots a dog sled driven by a gigantic figure. Frankenstein has been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton’s crew. Walton the same obsession that has destroyed him, and recounts a story of his life’s miseries to Walton as a warning.
The recounted story serves as the frame for Frankenstein’s narrative. Victor begins by telling of his childhood. Victor and his brothers, Ernest and William, all three being sons of Alphonse Frankenstein by the former Caroline Beaufort, are encouraged to seek a greater understanding of the world through chemistry. As a young boy, Victor is obsessed with studying outdated theories that focus on simulating natural wonders. Italian nobleman, with whom Victor later falls in love. During this period, Victor’s parents, Alphonse and Caroline, take in yet another orphan, Justine Moritz, who becomes William’s nanny. Victor buries himself in his experiments to deal with the grief.