The sense of divergent perspectives between Victor and Alphonse
Frankenstein encountered in the first chapter (1.1.6-1.1.7) here is extended to a neighboring
father's shortsighted thwarting of all his son's ambitions. Given
Victor's portrayal of Clerval as a poet, it is impossible not to feel the
impress of Percy Bysshe Shelley's
strained relations with his father
in this account.
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