Frankenstein Questions and Answers
by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein book cover
Start Your Free Trial

What are some significant differences between the way Clerval and Victor view the world in Frankenstein?

Expert Answers info

Wallace Field eNotes educator | Certified Educator

briefcaseTeacher (K-12)


calendarEducator since 2016

write7,235 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Arts

Henry Clerval and Victor Frankenstein see the world in almost completely opposing ways.  Henry is a Romantic, someone who responds emotionally to nature, to literature, to music, and the like.  He is imaginative and fanciful and creative.  He wrote poems and songs, and enjoyed feeling the intense emotions associated with adventure and drama.  Victor says,

Henry Clerval was [...] a boy of singular talent and fancy [....].  He...

(The entire section contains 215 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial