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his father

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.