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trying to show is its power to control all of the inhabitants of the Earth at its whim. Now Victor looks toward the maternal nature when he realizes that there is something missing, a “void of the soul”, which he looks toward nature to replace. Victor then plans to bring life to something “where death has devoted the body to corruption”, which shows his longing for his mother and his want to bring her back to life. Victor then begins his attempt to recreate life from death. At this point, Nature is again described as being female when Victor says, “the moon gazed on my midnight labors, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding places.”(n.p.) Victor then proceeds to focus his whole life on creating life from death. Victor succeeds,

however, his creation frightens him and he uses sleep as an escape from it. He then dreams of his cousin Elizabeth, whom he approaches on the street and gives her a hug. At this point in his dream, the powers of nature prevail again when Elizabeth turns into his dead mother’s corpse and grave worms envelop her body. This reminds Victor that he cannot control nature’s powers. Once again the grave worms are symbolizing the ultimate power of nature. Victor then wakes up and Shelley reveals nature’s “Natural goodness” to Victor once again as the moonlight shines through the window, “by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch, the miserable monster whom I created”(n.p.), reminding him of his obligations.

Nature is once again conveying another idea to a main character, only this time it is personal responsibility. Victor then realizes that nature will not allow him to gain relief in denial; he then runs outside to the courtyard to watch the sunrise. Shelley, once again, reveals the power of nature to Victor, as the rain pours on him; scolding him for his abandonment of his creation. Once again Nature is shown as the good force; while Victor, as society, has become the corrupting force. After Victor leaves, the Monster wakes up alone and miserable. In the state that he is in, the only thing that the Monster can see is the light of the moon, which gives him comfort. Nature has, once again, become the good force, calming the untamed beast. Therefore in the Monster’s first hours,

nature is the only nurturing thing around him, also showing the feminine qualities of a mother. From… The rest of the paper is available free of charge to our registered users. The registration process just couldn’t be easier.Log in or register now. It is all free!364