It is an example of a Romantic novel. It includes many Romantic features like nature, overflow of emotions, gothic elements, imagination, and individuality. The theme of nature is obvious in the novel. The Romantics believed that people should be one with nature. They were enthralled with mysterious forces of nature.
These things all have a great impact on the setting of the book. The references made to nature throughout the novel affect the characters mood. “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me we know more” (77). This quotation from the book shows the impact that nature expressed to Victor that made him feel relieved and happy. “My spirits were elevated by the enchanting and parents of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the presence was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy” (96).
John Muir’s essay, The Calypso Borealis, and William Wordsworth’s poem, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud, are two wonderfully written works centered towards their love for nature. They were able to create vivd images in the reader’s head through their writing as well as emotional transitions. Both works, inspired by events in the 19th century, have their differences, however, their emotion and love for nature is the same and creates the same impact with the
Romanticism is a movement in literature from the 18th century. Qualities that romantic literature had is that they valued ideas and nature. They value nature and can find ideas in every single thing that happens. Romantic literature was not only happy but it was also melancholy. Romantic authors explored the good and the bad things of life.
From his birth in 1802 until his death in 1885, Victor Hugo lived his life though the height of French Romanticism. Hugo’s idol, Chateaubriand, is considered to be one of the fathers of the French Romanticism. This writing style can also easily be seen through an examination of his works, which clearly displays some of the attributes of romanticism. On of the characteristics of French Romanticism that is very apparent is Hugo’s work is the love of nature. In his poems especially, he uses very descriptive imagery to describe the surroundings to the reader, and often, those surrounding are somewhere in the natural world.
For example, in the book it states, “You’re all crazy,” I tried to yell, but it came out a moan. I bellowed for my mother” (Gardner 27). Therefore, before Grendel dies, he says those last words to put a curse on the people for being so evil. In continuation, another example of a time Grendel notice
Mary Shelley utilizes the selection of detail in Frankenstein, to create a tone of anger and despair. Shelly uses the words “wild” and “broken” to describe the feelings of the creature following the horrifying meeting with Felix, Safie, and Agatha. These words convey the rejection the creature is faced with, giving a sense of lost hope. The encounter with the cottagers doesn’t go the way the creature planned, which enrages the creature sending him in rampage of destruction. Shelley uses alliteration to express the feelings the creature has towards his creator, Frankenstein.
Frankenstein In the Volume III of “Frankenstein”, there is an endless roller coaster of situations in which the reader is exposed to doubts and mystery, and then pure horror. I face that position myself, and when I thought Frankenstein’s life was already tragic, then a pile of deaths turns his life into something beyond tragedy and misery; it is just something I cannot explain. Once Frankenstein destroys the other creature, because he finds himself stuck in the fear of what could happen after this new creation, the Monster comes after him and confront him. He makes sure to remind Frankenstein that he has the ability to make him more wretched than he already is, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you
In this scene Mercutio and Tybalt are in the middle of fighting and stop immediately as they end up near a house infected by the plague. It shows how scared people were back then of the plague along with Shakespeare having a fear of catching the black
Foreseeing the Future Foreshadowing was used by Mary Shelley in Frankenstein to achieve her goal of making the reader predict what will happen. The first form of foreshadowing the reader notices is when Walton says to Victor, “One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge” (11). This foreshadows the disasters that will face Victor as he experiments and tries to find the unknown. Then, Victor says, “Let me reveal my tale, and you will dash the cup from your lips?” (12). This foreshadows that once Walton hears Frankenstein’s story, he will change his mind about his expedition.
The somewhat same thing happened to Chillingworth in the novel. He loved Hester, but turned to hate her and Dimmesdale because of their relationship. Anakin Skywalker ultimately dies because of his hatred too. As said by Claudia Durst Johnson in her article The Meaning of the Scarlet A -“Chillingworth’s evil character- like something right out of melodrama- if also reflected in his physical appearance”. In Star Wars, as Anakin becomes more evil, he loses two legs and an arm, and becomes horribly scarred by burns.
The creature finally shows us that he has matured and feels remorse for killing Victor’s family and causing so many problems by crying over Victor’s dead body. Victor’s last wish was to find and neutralize the creature so he wouldn’t cause any more problems. His wishes were fulfilled when the creature killed himself to prevent any more pain and suffering. Possible AP Prompts (List by Years) • In many works of literature, past events can affect, positively or negatively, the present activities, attitudes, or values of a character. Choose a novel or play in which a character must contend with some aspect of the past, either personal or societal.