Frankenstein, By Mary Wollstonecraft Essay

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Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, follows Victor Frankenstein’s journey as he attains the necessary education and understanding of the human anatomy to be able to breath life back to an empty vessel. Inevitably creating the Frankenstein monster, an absolutely atrocious and terrifying abomination. Gradually Frankenstein learns of his peculiar inception and understands why his life is full of mistrust and misunderstanding, eventually leading him to seek revenge against Victor’s family. Through the use of the nature imagery, the natural order, and natures presence as a solace Shelly relates nature to the mood, health and life of Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein has experienced grave tragedies and numerous deaths within the family, leading him to shun humanity. As he embarks on the ever difficult journey to find acceptance within himself, Victor reflects on his early childhood. Victor states that he
“feels pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before [his] misfortune had tainted [his] mind”, this quotation directly relates to his current situation of depression and loneliness, but focuses on his once happy life. Victor states that he finds it “arise, like a mountain river…. Swelling as it proceeds” and eventually it “swept away all my hopes and joys” (21). Shelly uses a nature analogy when she relates Victors emotions to that of a mountain river. This analogy is used to explain the reminiscing that initially brought Victor…

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