The Importance Of Nature In Frankenstein

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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 …show more content…
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 is depicted through the descriptions of the "unstained snowy mountain-top", "glittery pinnacle", "pine woods", "ragged bare ravine", and the "eagle", all providing him with protection from the monster and his vengeful …show more content…
Here, the wind being personified to have "whispered" and the metaphor of nature being described as "maternal" is important in order to show how he finds peace and safety in nature, due to its ability to comfort and revive the individual. In this passage from Frankenstein, Frankenstein is restored by the blossoming nature around him and is influenced by it to feel a sense of calm: I perceived that fallen leaves had disappeared and that the young buds were shooting forth from the trees that shaded my window. It was a divine spring, and the season contributed greatly to my convalescence. I felt also sentiments of joy and affection revive in my bosom; my gloom disappeared, and in a short time I became as cheerful as before I was attacked by the fatal passion." (Shelley 39)
The description of the coming of springtime, evident in words such as "fallen leaves", "young buds", and "divine spring" serve as light imagery to heal the individual 's emotional wounds and make him feel "sentiments of joy and affection". Furthermore, the evidence of nature being a healing agent is shown in Frankenstein 's statement of how the blossoming nature that comes with spring made him, "…as cheerful as before I was attacked by

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