How Does Mary Shelley Use Romantic Elements In Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, contains and signifies many import Romantic elements throughout the entirety of the novel. Shelley incorporated many gothic and dark romantic elements into her story, but the heart of the novel is pure and true Romanticism. Almost all Romantic novel must haves are presented in the novel, and are attached to the writing so carefully that Frankenstein has earned its stay in the Romantic genre. Among these Romantic principles are the use of nature as a beautiful and powerful force, the Romantic ideal of creating something from nothing, and the Romantic reverence for the bittersweet cycle of life and death. the most associated theme with Romantic works is the power and beauty of nature. When Frankenstein's creation, now isolated and unwanted, ventures to the forest in an attempt to find Victor Frankenstein, he finds sympathy only in the bloom of the first of spring, claiming that he "felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure that had long appeared dead, revive within " (p. 148). This Romantic idea of nature's compassion and self healing abilities is placed in proximity by another idea synonymous with Romantics that there is pure…show more content…
This is why the Romantics were always claiming that the most beautiful art is that which was created from nothing. In this appeal, Victor Frankenstein was a spitting image of a Romantic; his goal of "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" (p. 48) is the exact of creation from nothingness. corresponding of this, his uncontrollable desire to do as no others have done before, to become the first of man to do what he wished to do, was one thing Romantics took pleasure in. The so called victory of Victor Frankenstein's monster reflects Mary Shelley's view that, with enough determination, even the what thought to be impossible can be
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