Frankenstein Healing In Nature Analysis

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Have you ever woken up one day and just felt bad because of the rainy, gloomy weather? Have you ever had a bad day, but when you saw the sun and the beauty of nature you felt encouraged and felt you could get through the day? Nature can affect your emotions and even be a healing power. There are many examples of this in the book Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley. Many times Victor Frankenstein finds healing in nature from his problems. Victor is secluded for a long time in his lab when he is building the creature, “Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labors; but I did not watch the blossom of the expanding leaves – sights which before always yielded me supreme delight – so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation” (Shelly 34). Since Victor cannot be with nature he does not realize he is making a mistake. If he were in nature, he would probably have realized that what he…show more content…
The creature is alone and sad because he was rejected by his creator, Frankenstein, “The pleasant showers and genial warmth of spring greatly altered the aspect of the earth… The birds sang in more cheerful notes, and the leaves began to bud forth on the trees. Happy, happy earth! … My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope, and anticipations of joy” (Shelley 81). Nature gives the creature hope for the future and peace for the past. The creature again is rejected by the cottagers and it is snowy and hard for the creature to survive, “Oh, earth! how often did I imprecate curses on the cause of my being! The mildness of my nature had fled, and all within me was turned to gall and bitterness” (100). The bad conditions in nature made the creature very mad. Mary Shelley uses repetition to show how nature can be good or bad for the soul. Robert Walton also felt the power of nature on his voyages in the

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