Frankenstein Theme Visual Essay NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL AND RESTORATIVE

"I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys." pg 42

This quote contributes to the theme nature is beautiful and restorative . Frankenstein went up to the mountains to cry and release his pain. Him going up to mountains shows that nature was a true contributor in helping restore his any stress that he felt.

"I remained two days at Lausanne, in this painful state of mind. I contemplated the lake: the waters were placid; all around was calm; and the snowy mountains, `the palaces of nature,' were not changed. By degrees the calm and heavenly scene restored me, and I continued my journey towards Geneva." pg 91

This quote contributes to the theme nature is beautiful and restorative . Frankenstein stating that the calm and heavenly scene restored him shows that nature is restorative.

"Believe me, Frankenstein: I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity: but am I not alone, miserably alone? You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow-creatures, who owe me nothing? they spurn and hate me. The desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge." pg 124

This quote contributes to the theme because as the monster is explaining his problems to Frankenstein, he states that even though he is hated by everyone the desert mountains and dreary glaciers brings him so much peace and is his refuge.

"We travelled at the time of the vintage, and heard the song of the labourers, as we glided down the stream. Even I, depressed in mind, and my spirits continually agitated by gloomy feelings, even I was pleased." pg 196

This quote contributes to the theme because despite Frankenstein being depressed and having his feelings agitated, him just just gliding down the stream listening to the laborers restored him.

"Observe how fast we move along, and how the clouds, which sometimes obscure and sometimes rise above the dome of Mont Blanc, render this scene of beauty still more interesting. Look also at the innumerable fish that are swimming in the clear waters, where we can distinguish every pebble that lies at the bottom. What a divine day! how happy and serene all nature appears!" pg 244

This quote contributes to the theme in a big way. Frankenstein is showing Elizabeth on how he believes nature is so beautiful by talking about the clouds, mountain, and the fish in the clear waters. He finishes by then stating on how the day is so divine; all because of how calm and beautiful nature appears.

To conclude, the theme "Nature is beautiful and restorative" doesn't change throughout the book. Throughout the book, nature was a big contributor in restoring the feelings and stress of many especially Frankenstein and the monster.

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Created with images by Pexels - "landscape mountain mountain peak" • Ozzy Delaney - "Snowy Mountains" • Grand Canyon NPS - "Grand Canyon National Park: Summer Storm - Coronado Butte 0443" • Férna - "_DSC0141" • skeeze - "mountain mont blanc scenic" • .Elisa. - "nature"

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