Essay about Comparing Frankenstein And The Two Poems Of Miss Brill

1033 Words Jun 10th, 2015 5 Pages
In the novel Frankenstein, and the two poems of "Miss Brill" and "To Jane: The Recollection", nature exposes itself as a healer for the individual, whose beauty restores their happiness and tranquility. Through the serenity and peaceful scenery depicted through the imagery in nature, the individual is cleansed and purified of their grief. This is shown many times throughout Frankenstein, allowing the individual to help himself or herself after a horrific event and find calm in nature. This is demonstrated in Frankenstein 's proclamation, when he says, "I wept like a child: 'Dear mountains! My own beautiful lake! How do you welcome your wanderer? Your summits are clear; the sky and lake are blue and placid. Is this to prognosticate peace or to mock at my unhappiness? '" (Shelley 49) Here, Frankenstein shows his appreciation for nature through his exclamatory voice and his use of the words, "beautiful", "clear", "blue", "placid", and "peace" in order to show how the gorgeous scenery of the lake that he grew up around serves as a means to calm him and save him from his own unhappiness. When he says, "They congregated round me; the unstained snowy mountain-top, the glittering pinnacle, the pine woods, and ragged bare ravine, the eagle, soaring amidst the clouds – they all gathered round me and bade me be at peace," (Shelley 66) shows how Frankenstein, after having created his prized monster and then realizing the horror he created, finds peace and refuge in nature. This…

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