Power Of Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Did you know that the novel Frankenstein efficiently combines many themes into one story? One of the themes portrayed in the exciting story of Frankenstein and his monster is that of nature. Nature is a hugely influential force that impacts her characters mood and view of life. Mary Shelley effectively shows the power of Nature by using the characters reaction to it by showing how Nature affects characters moods, and by describing the character’s moods from encountering Nature. One way Mary Shelley shows the power of Nature is by describing the characters reactions to it. Victor Frankenstein was horrified from the outcome of his experiment which was the creation of the monster. He tried to fix his depression from his horror and decides to go into Nature. In the novel, During Victors trip to the Alps, he says, “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me weep no more” (Shelley 65). Victor went into Nature to help soothe his pain and he reacts to Nature by describing its calming effect on him. On the same trip through the Alps Victor is by a glacier and describes the sounds made when ice falls off of the …show more content…
Victor is on a walk in nature and he says what Nature has done for his health. He describes it by saying, “A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy” (Shelley 45). Just being in the beauty of nature causes him to be happy. Nature’s awesome sights get him to cast away his depression after making the monster and he resumes his original mood again. Also when Victor is on one of his many relaxing walks he takes, he describes the awe of his surroundings when he says, “…inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations” (Shelley 45). Once more Nature gives him ‘delightful sensations’ just by walking though it and watching it. Nature influences his mood and life by bringing him out of his

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