In Frankenstein, much of the setting, from a geographical standpoint takes place a lot in places such as the Swiss Alps, where the cold weather isn’t very friendly and the seclusion is lonely, much like the monster. The characters in the story seem to be consistent with the geographical setting. For example, Victor creates a monster on a night that is stormy and scary. Another example is the monster, feeling lonely and sad runs to the far northern ice for seclusion where Victor fallows him and eventually leads to his death.
Another setting that was consistent with the story was the time of the story. In the eighteenth century, the technology was reaching new levels then seen before, but...
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