Frankenstein – Setting – Quotes

‘By degrees the calm and heavenly scene restored me’ (p.58) Chapter 7 – discussing his journey through the mountains before returning home to Geneva after the death of his brother – suggests restorative powers of setting/ the mountains, Romanticism
‘I saw the lightnings playing on the summit of Mont Blanc in the most beautiful figures’ Chapter 7 – lightning
‘vivd flashes of lightning dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake, making it appear like a vast sheet of fire’ Chapter 7 – lightning, illuminating
‘These sublime and magnificent scenes… although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillised it’ (p.75) Chapter 7 – regarding the restorative power of nature
‘..filled me with a sublime ecstasy that gave wings to the soul’ (p.75) Chapter 10 – Victor – talks about he is in awe of the mountain and how it lifts him
‘I gradually saw plainly the clear stream that supplied me with drink, and the trees that shaded me with their foliage’ (p.80) Chapter 11 – Monster – describes the forest, nature appears to be the only thing that welcomes him

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