Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Role of Nature Throughout Frankenstein, Mary Shelley describes different ways to understand the mood of the story. She uses the role of nature as a therapeutic way for Victor Frankenstein. At the beginning of the novel, Shelley uses the weather to describe who Frankenstein is by his appearances and actions. He also overcomes grief due to the deaths that had happened to his friends and family. He then begins to start avoiding everyone and he soon reaches out to nature. In the novel, it states “I feel pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self… I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble…show more content…
The way she begins the novel is with four letters that are from Walton to his sister. All the information that was given inside the letters allows the reader to see the view the mystery inside the novel. The reason why Shelley had Walton be the narrator of Victor’s stories is because it is more acceptable for him to describe it because like the creature, Walton was lonely as well. It begins with the letter from Walton then shifts to Victor’s Voice and ends up with the Creature’s narration. After the letters, the chapters began to become more complex which make the novel a bit challenging to understand. The reason it structured like this was for the reader to get different versions of the story from different characters. This is why it's called a story within a story. In the novel it states,” We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves such a friend ought to be do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures. (Shelley, 14) This is Walton showing similar feelings the creature had. Another quote is, “I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.(Shelley, 4)" Walton said these quotes, but later in the story, the creature
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