How Does Mary Shelley Present Nature In Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel that was published during the industrial revolution, which was an era when you could not gain enough knowledge. It is a result of its time through the suggestion that nature is inspiring, Goth is to be explored, and the suggestion that Victor Frankenstein can be seen as the modern Prometheus; the setting is not only important, but crucial. It gives the reader the ability to understand the emotions, characters, and events that unfold throughout the novel. . Throughout the novel we are given a dramatic portrayal of nature. We are shown this particularly when Victor is having momentous times in his life. An example from the novel is, “It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest, or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage; but my eyes were insensible to…show more content…
When Victor’s mother Caroline dies, her death symbolizes his desire for the maternal qualities in which he is incapable of receiving because she is no longer alive. With his feelings of isolation and the greed of having knowledge that came with the era in which the novel takes place, Victor is faced with even a stronger will to construct his monster. The idea that Victor is necrophilia can be seen in the line, “a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life”. This line creates a detailed image as well as an eerie feeling for the reader and further tells us that Victor is not concerned with death or dead people. Another Gothic image given to us in the novel is when Captain Walton writes to Margaret describing his first encounter with the monster. He writes, “a being which had the shape of a man, but apparently of gigantic statue, sat in the sledge, and guided the dogs”. This image created by his letter gives the reader a description of the monster and tells us that it definitely does not have typical human
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