Walton is very much a lonely creature, like Victor and his monster.
Driven by his desire to find a northern passage to the Atlantic, and achieve fame, Walton is ready to risk everything.
As a young man, he would lock himself away to pursue his studies.
Even those closest to him couldn't understand the depth of his work or his ambitions behind it.
Victor is responsible for the deaths of those he should have protected. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Frankenstein, presents one of the greatest science fiction-horror stories of all time, that of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation.
The novel's examination of universal human themes is what makes it, one of the most important of which is alienation.
The monster realizes that he will never be accepted into the human family.
He will never overcome his alienation from humankind.
Walton is an Arctic seafarer who rescues Victor from the ice floes, where Victor has chased his monster for a final confrontation.
When a dying Victor recognizes in Walton the same ambition that nearly destroyed him, he tells Walton his story, hoping to warn him from the same fate.