The Importance Of Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein has been loved for well over a hundred years by millions of people across the world. This is a story that contains a little of everything. One of the more unique aspects about this novel is the philosophical issues and meanings creatively sown into the story. Mary Shelley has written an amazing work that makes its readers think. This novel does well in pointing out a few morals and characteristics that humans possess and never really reflect upon. Frankenstein reveals to its readers how unaccepting and unfair humankind is. Humans are all superficial; and immediately judge people based on their looks. If humans do not like what they see, they will not even give those people a chance. This is a terrible quality that only a few want…show more content…
Both Victor and the monster had deep feelings for nature. Victor’s relationship with nature in his adulthood mainly derived from his childhood. He remembered how blissful nature made him feel as a child and wanted to feel the same way again, even after the deaths of William and Justine. This feeling that nature gave him healed him physically and mentally. However, later in the story, nature only made Victor more depressed as his relationship with the creature worsened. He even compared himself to a blasted tree, stating that he is one with the blasted tree in terms that they are both outcasts of their species. Eventually, nature lost its ability to heal him. Ironically, at the end of the story, it was nature that killed…show more content…
Victor becomes more isolated as his guilt and paranoia rises. Victor feels that he is all alone in the world when the monster kills the last of his family members and friends. With nothing left to lose, Victor lets his anger consume him to the point that all he cares about is revenge. The monster had always wanted revenge on his creator, especially when Victor tore apart his bride-to-be.
What started as a curious creator and his science experiment became an insane man and his worst nightmare. Their feelings for each other escalated into pure hatred. They both sought to destroy each other. Victor chased the monster across Europe and through the arctic for a very long time. His feelings of vengeance were so strong that he knew he would not end the chase until one of them dies. The monster knew egged him on and taunted him the entire way. The creature even supplied food for Victor in order to lengthen his misery and prolong his

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