Emotions, And Individualism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The novel Frankenstein was published in 1818 by author Mary Shelley. Frankenstein was written during the Romantic era, so it has many great descriptions of nature. One can use nature to cope with many of their internal and external problems and can express their emotions. They both also uses nature to overcome things such as isolation, illness, desperation, and abandonment. Without nature as a factor in Victor´s and the creature's life, I believe that they would both have committed suicide very early in the book. If nature was not there to help the creature and Frankenstein cope with their endless amount of troubles in life, they wouldn't have lasted. Characteristics of Romantic literature are strong emotions, individualism, and a respect…show more content…
They compare what they are feeling to nature. Some of these heightened emotions consist of happiness, despair, anger, and fear. When Victor is creating his monster, he starts to lose hope somewhat. One can tell this because of the way he compares objects in nature to the way he feels inside. ¨The leaves of that year had withered before my work drew to a close¨ (34). When Victor is in peril and is scared you can tell because of the way he describes the monster and the tone in his voice. The way he describes the scenery around him really shows what kind of situation Victor is in and how he will deal with it. ¨He bounded over the crevices in the ice, among which I had walked with caution; his stature also, as he approached, seemed to exceed that of man. I was troubled: a mist came over my eyes, and I felt a faintness seize me; but I was quickly restored by the cold gale of the mountains¨ (68). Happiness is a rare thing in the book Frankenstein. However, one sure thing that cheers up Victor is nature. There are many times throughout the novel that Victor is satisfied with his life and himself because of the beauty of nature. Some of these instances is because nature scenery can bring back memories for Victor. ¨I could now almost fancy myself among the Swiss mountains. The little patches of snow which yet lingered on the northern sides of the mountains, the lakes, and the dashing of the rocky streams, were all familiar and dear sights to me¨ (117). Emotions are strongly shown throughout the book

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