The timeline below shows where the character Robert Walton appears in Frankenstein. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. Frankenstein begins with a series of four letters from Robert Walton to his sister, Margaret Saville. The first letter is written on December 11 from St. (full context).
The relationship between his parents highlights the fact that the passiveness of women is not just found in social and political perception, but in family relationships as well. Robert Walton’s sister, Mrs. Saville also falls into the character traits of the other women by being the addressee of the letters which unravel Frankenstein’s.