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Polar Expeditions and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Transcript of Polar Expeditions and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Note: These are modern averages. In Walton's time this data was not well documented. Due to global warming, we can assume that the Artic was even colder when Walton was meant to be sailing it. Brrr! The North Pole, where it's winter all year round. The earliest, and heavily disputed, claims include American Frederick A. Cook by dogsled in 1908, and American Robert E. Peary (heavily credited in textbooks) by dogsled in 1909. By 1968, the American expedition of Ralph Plaisted using snowmobiles would still be disputed of its accuracy of having "reached the North Pole". Captain Walton's polar expedition may have given us the story of Frankenstein, but his many real life counterparts helped to shape our scientific knowledge of the North Pole. THE END!!! Works Cited
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Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, n.d. Print.