The Role Of God In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

701 Words3 Pages

Does Victor Frankenstein do God and nature’s job, throughout the story? When he creates this creature he seems to be doing God's job by creating a living form. In the story nature is used sometimes, to help and hurt the characters. Shelley wants nature to symbolize a god because in the story there is no supernatural being. Mary Shelley implements nature as a type of god through grief, isolation, and healing powers. Nature helps heal the characters in this story when they are struggling. Midway through the story Victor finds himself on a boat by himself listening to the peaceful sounds of nature. “I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly…” (Shelley, 62) Shelley uses characterization to help nature be a source of healing and comfort. Victor goes to the mountains to clear his mind and help him with his sorrow. “... the unstained snowy mountain-top, the glittering pinnacle, the pine woods, and ragged bare ravine, the eagle, soaring amidst the clouds- they all gathered around me and bade me at peace” (Shelley, 66) …show more content…

Victor has come home because of the death of little William and has found himself alone again in nature during a thunderstorm, grieving. “ No one can conceive the anguish I suffered during the remainder of the night, which I spent, cold and wet, in the open air.” (Shelley, 50-51) Again the characters go to NATURE to weep. Later in Frankenstein, Victor borrows a boat to be by himself and calm his sad soul, he had just destroyed the she monster and while he was out on the waters he dumped the remains into it. “Between two and three in the morning the moon rose; and I then, putting my basket aboard a little skiff, sailed out about four miles from the shore” (Shelley, 125) Victor got rid of the female monster to save his loved ones and wants to be at peace in this dark time in his

Show More
Open Document