Cold And Desolate Setting In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The novel begins and ends in the Arctic. This cold and desolate setting is used to correlate with the feelings that the Creature is experiencing and the emptiness in Victor’s heart. Geneva, in this novel, represents love because all of Victor’s loved ones live here. The Creature obviously has no regard for this love as he murders Victor’s family. Ingolstadt is where Victor attends college and the city of the Creature’s creation. It seems as though the Creature’s “birth” here foreshadows how intellectual the Creature will become. As Victor chases the Creature through Europe, Russia, and the Arctic, it shows that Victor is persistent and will stop at nothing to get
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