The Romantic Movement In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The Romantic Movement started in Germany and then it moved all around the world and became well known in England. It was a reaction to the Enlightenment and the focus on the human reason. It was a reaction towards the Industrial Revolution and Neo Classical Movement as well. Frankenstein is a novel which is written by Mary Shelley. 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. They believed that nature had a healing power. The theme of nature is obvious in Frankenstein.…show more content…
It is seen as a healing power. On numerous occasions when Frankenstein is feeling ill, he heals with the sight of nature. For example, when Frankenstein went to Geneva, he was in a painful state of mind. As soon as he gets to Mont Blanc, he finds himself recovered by the beauty of the landscape. As Frankenstein starts to feel better, the weather becomes sunny and warm. The weather is positive because Frankenstein's emotions are more positive. Besides, Shelley describes Frankenstein's recovery through his affinity with nature. Although he is nursed by his closest friend, he gains strength from the fresh air and the natural…show more content…
Nature is a healing power for the characters. The monster finds a healing power in nature after being rejected by the society. He feels very miserable yet his only refugee is nature as it heals his pains. Frankenstein himself gains strength from the air and the natural scenery after losing all of whom he loves at the hands of the monster. Shelley states "We passed a fortnight in these perambulations: my health and spirits had long been restored, and they gained additional strength from the salubrious air I breathed, the natural incidents of our progress, and the conversation of my friend." (Shelley 55). Nature restores Frankenstein's health. His relationship with nature goes beyond what he can have with his family or any human. It consoles him. When the monster destroyed Frankenstein's family by murdering them, he used to gain support from nature. Nature helped him to get gain his
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