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Frankenstein sets its self apart as being one of the most unique novels in the institute of English literature Looking deeper into the story you realize that it is not just a gothic tale about a monster that everyone is familiar with Mary Shelley presents many ideas about the society of her time and its effect on her own life Some of these ideas consist of the powers of nature the females role in society and the danger of knowledge Shelleys presentation of nature is very powerful Throughout the book nature is presented as a healing device Victor Frankenstein would seek solitude in the mountains of Switzerland on tour in England and down the Rhyne River in Germany all of which would easy his mind and restore his health They elevated me from all littleness of feeling and although they did not remove my grief they subdued and tranquilled it 3 He found peace in the nature and finds the scenery comforting Nature was not only used to effect the body but also the mind Shelley presented bad weather ie storms as a factor that lead to the construction of the monster When Victor was 13 a storm forced him to be confined in house where he would find a volume of Cornelius Agrippas works This would begin his study of science and its possible applications Then at age 15 Victor was witnessing a storm again and it began to arouse his thoughts about electricity and how he could use it which he would eventually use to bring life to the monster With that said i believe that nature brought about the healing of the body and the destruction of the mind Another point of interest Shelley presents is the role of females in society at her point in time If you look at all the characters in the book that are female you notice a consistency in there outcome they all die Now why
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