Nature In Frankenstein Research Paper

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In an ever expanding world of science, the Romantic’s fears of over industrialisation, emotionless connections, the devalue of nature and loss of childhood are heightened. During the time of the Enlightenment period, these ideas that were once seen as glorious started to fade. However, the Romantics urged to remind people of the beauty in natural life and dangers when playing with science. Mary Shelley helps to expose these great concerns in her gothic novel, Frankenstein. She uncovers the transformation of a young boy who is constantly amazed by the natural world to one who is consumed by science. In Frankenstein’s act of God, he creates a hideous creature. Through this novel, Shelley evokes the readers compassion and reminds them the necessity of not loosing touch with the natural world.…show more content…
As a young boy, Victor Frankenstein was consumed by the natural world; however, when he looses this connection, he is struck by sickness. As Victor immersed himself in study, his “cheek grew pale” and was experiencing great “fatigue”. This sickness continued and left a weak and crippled Frankenstein in his bed for months. His poor state was formed by his isolation in his laboratory, hidden away from nature; a refuge he had now long forgotten. However, when visiting his family in his native town, Victor realised that being surrounded by fresh air allowed his “health and spirits had long been restored…[gaining] additional strength from the salubrious air”. Shelley uses these quotes to emphasise the medicinal role of nature and its importance to our lives. After a short time of Victor being surrounded by nature, his illness was cured. From this recovery, Shelley highlights her value of nature and how it is an essential aspect of

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