1. What are your thoughts about the ending of the novel? Was it what you expected? Did the ending satisfy you?
Some may say the ending is weak, but it was an agreeable ending to me. Part of it matched my expectation, in a way
that the creature loses his flame of vengeance and vile when Victor dies, as the creature’s version of vengeance is to see Victor live heart-broken and lost. Victor’s death was also expected as he is physically exhausted and mentally broken when Robert Walter rescues him. I didn’t think Walter would see the creature though. I was also expecting some sort of a showdown between Victor and the creature near the end but it never happens. This was clever though, as the author would’ve had to decide which character deserves more credit and sympathy, should the confrontation occur. The ending is arranged in a way that it leaves the decision up to the readers. Am I satisfied? I’m glad to have the honour of reading Mary Shelley’s finest work ever presented.