Frankenstein Offers a Great Analysis Essay

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The Monster's suffering was the root of all his murders, and Victor the cause of all his pain. It was at this point that the monstrosity of Victor's character is understood better, making Victor the greater monster in the story.


The poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" encompasses everything that the Romantic period had to offer. The physical aspect that the poem can portray, and the feeling that reading invokes makes this one of great substance and significance. The deep connection with Nature, is one that makes this poem a part of the Romantic Era's history, encapsulating a part of history in its lines.

The poem provides very rich description that invokes feeling; that is what the Romantic Period is all about. "Here, under this dark sycamore, and view / These plots of cottage ground, these orchard tufts, / Which at this season, with their unripe fruits, / Are clad in one green hue, and lose themselves / 'Mid groves and copses..." Providing the readers with a picture of his surroundings, the readers connect more with how the character is feeling and the readers themselves start to feel that feeling. Romanticism is all about providing a rich substance that allows one to feel and emphasize. This poem did just that.

The character in this poem compares himself with his surroundings, forming a connection that ties them as one. His appreciation for the growth of nature, as it has changed from his childhood is portrayed. He has also changed since the last time he was at that location. "These beauteous forms, / Through a long absence, have not been to me / as is a landscape to a blind man's eye." The connection formed between man and nature encapsulates what Romanticism stands for. It relates how an individual could feel, and demonstrates the childhood connection that every individual makes with nature.

As in most Romantic Era literature, the sense of lost is also portrayed in this poem. The lines "look on nature, not as in the hour / of thoughtfulness youth; but hearing oftentimes / the still, sad music of humanity," give off a sense of regretting losing that childhood feeling. He could no longer foolishly run among nature as he once did, he nows stands afar regretting his lack of appreciation for it and his inability to value it beauty before. Not being able to value something at the time of occurrence is a feeling that is portrayed in this poem. The narrator makes the connection between how the character is feeling at the moment, with how he felt in the past, and how he should have felt in the past. Making this point clear, he demonstrates his vivid recollection, making the readers more involved in the poem.

Nature's power and the rich presence it invokes is what makes this poem one of great Romantic quality. Romanticism is full of nature's appreciation and the power that it has over the mind. The connection formed between man's intellect and nature's power, allows the readers a glimpse of how much control nature truly has over man. Man is a part of nature, and this is felt during the descriptive passages that the author leaves the readers with. "Nature never did betray / the heart that loved her." Personifying nature makes the readers that much more captured with the narrators intent. Knowing that nature could also be a physical being creates a greater and even deeper connection between the two aspects.

This poem is not only a part of an Era of Romantic writing, but one that is still appreciated today. Among its many verses lay rich, descriptive, and powerful words that invoke feeling among its readers; that is what Romanticism is all about. Being able to establish a connection between the poem and…

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