“Often did my human nature turning with loathing from my occupation whilst still urged on by an eagerness perpetually increased, I brought my work hear to an conclusion.”

‘life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and i will defend.’

“I felt no sentiment but that of hatred. Unfeeling, heartless creator! You had endowed me with perceptions and passions and then cast me abroad an object for the scorn and horror of mankind.” this quote is is about the conflict between vVictor Frankenstein and the creature.

page 31

‘…and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home—the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers—she found ample scope for admiration and delight. While my companion contemplated with a serious and satis ed spirit the magnificent appearances of things, I delighted in investigating their causes. The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.’

The way that Frankenstein describes his home setting Geneva, is an a magical way he uses the words majestic, wondrous, sublime, spirit  and magnificent. All these words are all dream and fairytale like. They give you a picture of a place that is to good to be true an out of this world vibe. He describes nature using a juxtaposition saying that it is ‘tempest and calm’. tempest meaning violent, stormy, gale and hurricane where calm is opposite which is still, tranquil and serene. in this passage he also states that he has had the curiosity for what nature can and cant do, what it will and will not let allow u to do and would research and ‘learn the hidden laws of nature,’ ever since he could remember nature had sparked his curiosity.


page 107

‘The immense mountains and precipices that overhung me on every side, the sound of the river raging among the rocks, and the dashing of the waterfalls around spoke of a power mighty as Omnipotence—and I ceased to fear or to bend before any being less almighty than that which had created and ruled the elements, here displayed in their most terric guise. Still, as I ascended higher, the valley assumed a more magnicent and astonishing character. Ruined castles hanging on the precipices of piny mountains, the impetuous Arve, and cottages every here and there peeping forth from among the trees formed a scene of singular beauty. But it was augmented and rendered sublime by the mighty Alps, whose white and shining pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings.’

Throughout this passage in the novel Frankenstein describes the setting of the Swiss Alps using many different connotations that describe a setting that is massive and empowering.

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