The Force Of Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The Force of Nature
Nature is a force to be reckoned with. This was evident due to the impact of society in the 1700s which greatly influenced the interpretation and production of literature. One of the most notable concepts that developed from the Romantic era was the view of nature as a healing force. This concept was eminent in many works of literature, most memorable was that of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Throughout the entirety of the novel, nature is presented in a way that allows the characters to be restored and reach a more peaceful state of mind. Using the common style of nature being presented as a maternal presence, Shelley is able to use nature as an external force throughout the novel. One of the vital ways Shelley illustrates nature as an external character is by her use of seasons affecting specific characters in certain ways. Victor …show more content…

.Following Victor’s description of his creation, he begins to describe the horribleness of the creature and his abhorrent emotions and feelings he must endure. Inevitably, Victor falls ill with some mysterious sickness due to his uncertainty of the creature he previously created. All of his mental suffering occurring in the month of November, the completion of fall. Further on, after William and Justine have been killed, Victor decides to leave, “It was the latter end of September that I again quitted my native country” (Shelley 166). This time of departure enables the reader to foreshadow some negative action to occur. After Victor leaves the country with Clerval, Clerval does die, affirming the notion

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