Victor Frankenstein Nature Essay

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Nature is a controlling force that can sway an individual in multiple directions. It can be used descriptively to describe a feeling of emotion that someone is trying to portray. In the book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly the main character and narrator Victor Frankenstein uses nature and the natural world to his advantage. Victor builds a relationship between him and nature that binds him together in order to tell the story of his life and the creation he gave life too. Through out the text Victor seems to have a few skeletons in his closet that make him a nervous wreck. He was devoted to creating another human being and finding away to create a man bigger than anything anyone has seen. With those intentions and determination he succeeded but regretted his creation in the end. From then on he was a troubled individual. Nature in the text became his way out from the beginning to his end in order to convey his emotions to the reader. Victor uses nature to build a connection that allows the reader to pick up on the troubles he is experiencing through out the book. Without nature Victor Frankenstein would be nothing. In the beginning of volume one during the first letter on page 7 the narrator starts off the letter describing the cold winter breeze she says, "I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves." Already the weather has become a focus prior to the chapter-taking place. Again seen in chapter one weather becomes the talk of his description. Weather has taken a toll on his life and has changed his viewpoints and speculations. In chapter two he goes on to learning at a new school where he is taken by the words that M.Waldman says on page 29 "They penetrate into the recesses of nature, and shew ... ... middle of paper ... ...ic crash over my head” (Frankenstein, pg.49). He goes onto saying at the end of page 49 “ Vivid flashes of lighting dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake, making it appear like a vast sheet of fire.” He then goes back into his coma of the mind. The strong images he uses to describe the storm foreshadows the more horrific events waiting to happen. Being caught up with his work he becomes delusional. Now Frankenstein must face the torment of nature as well as the roaming creature. His personal issues will begin to consume and his dark secret will come to light. With his new discovery and creation nature has always played a part in Victor’s life from day one. From nature we grow and learn but at the same time life can only be lived for so long. In the end nature and Frankenstein are one. They both live and breathe life, but what is given life must face death as well.

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