Nature Isolate Nature In Frankenstein

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Throughout Frankenstein, "Miss Brill", and "To Jane: The Recollection", the reader is exposed to the various ways nature can isolate the individual from the toils of societal life. The tranquility and placidity of nature is influential in the individual 's willingness to isolate themselves from the society that they are apart of. This is most evident in "Miss Brill" and her ability to isolate herself in her surroundings and create a fantasy world. Mansfield 's descriptions of the public garden evident in the band 's "louder and gayer" music filling the air, the descriptions of the old man in the "velvet coat", the husband and wife in the "dreadful Panama hat and…button boots", the old people who were "still as statues", and the little …show more content…
When the speaker says, "The whispering waves were half asleep, / The clouds were gone to paly, / And on the bosom of the deep/ The smile of heaven lay;" (Shelley 13-16), the reader is exposed to how through the "whispering waves", the playing "clouds", and the "smile of heaven", the individual is able to lose themselves through the imagery of the surrounding tranquil nature and is fulfilled spiritually by what they are witnessing. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley creates various scenes where the individual is forced to be one with nature and have revelations on their character based on the isolation they are experiencing in nature. This is evident when the speaker says, "Nature decayed around me, and the sun became heatless; rain and snow poured around me; mighty rivers were frozen; the surface of the earth was hard and chill, and bare, and I found no shelter." (Shelley 100) In this quote stated by the monster, the desolate scenery of the decaying nature, the "heatless" sun, the frozen "mighty rivers" and the "hard", "chill", and "bare" surface of the earth serves to emphasize the individual 's loneliness and the monster 's ultimate downfall into becoming a merciless and cold-hearted killer. The use of the word …show more content…
The nature scene, described as peaceful and "beautiful", "heavenly", and "silent" is interrupted by the "harsh…. croaking" from the frog. This frog can serve as a metaphor for Frankenstein, who is disturbing the peace and beauty of the earth with his creation of a blood-hungry monster. Furthermore, Frankenstein implicates a suicidal feeling and eternal isolation from the society and bleak world around him when he says, "…. plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me, and my calamites forever." This demonstrates to the reader how cowardice Frankenstein is by wanting to use death as an escape and isolate himself in the silent nature instead of owning the wrong that he did. Throughout the three influential works, the individuals attempt to lose themselves in nature and isolate themselves from the judgmental and harsh societal life around them, instead embracing the silent and majestic nature that is all

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