Mary Shelley 's Ideas From Nature Essay

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Many of Mary Shelley’s ideas came from nature. A storm similar to this one was seen by victor. She uses this storm to describe how Victor sees the creature. Victor thinks the creature is violent at times and beautiful at others. In addition, the creature causes destruction like an avalanche. Shelley writes,
In a thousand spots the traces of the winter avalanche may be perceived, where trees lie broken and strewed on the ground; some entirely destroyed, others bent, leaning upon the rocks of the mountain or transversely upon other trees. The path, as you ascend higher, is intersected by ravines of the snow, down which stones continually roll from above; one of them is particularly dangerous, as the slightest sound, such as even speaking in a loud voice, produces a concussion of air sufficient to draw destruction upon the head of the speaker. (66-67)
Much destruction can be caused by just one thing, like an avalanche. The creature caused destruction by doing one thing, killing William. But the snow can be nice, graceful, and beautiful like the creature. The creature can be kind and helpful. He helps the De Lacey family by getting firewood for them. In the essay, “Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s “wet ungenial summer””, Bill Phillips, quotes from a letter written by Shelley to her half- sister Fanny Imlay,
The dashing of the invisible mountain streams announced to us that we quitted the plains of France as we slowly ascended, amidst a violent storm of wind and rain, to…

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