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Protagonist The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death Antagonist The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist Victor Frankenstein Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibility for his actions Conflict The main conflict in the novel is based on the monster Victor Frankenstein created in his laboratory He neglects his responsibility to the monster he created by ignoring its existence and his cowardice leads to inner feelings of guilt and unhappiness that ultimately cause his life to unravel and the people he loves to perish His refusal to be accountable for his action brings the misery and misfortune that constitute the foundation of the novel Chronology Robert Walton writes in his first letter to his sister Margaret Saville about his desire to explore the world His second letter then tells about his preparations for a crew and more about how he desires to explore the unexplored In this letter he also explains how he wishes he had a friend to share his life with In his third letter he tells how the voyage is underway and going well His fourth letter tells how the ship became trapped between floating blocks of ice and after being freed the ship encounters and takes aboard a man who was stranded on floating ice Walton tells how the man is in wretched condition and is very melancholy He tells how he gradually befriends the man and after talking for some time the man agrees to tell Walton the story of his life and how he came to be where he is now His name is told to be Victor Frankenstein Walton during the narration takes
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