In Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein”, there is a strong emphasis on nature and the effects nature has on those who notice it. Shelly uses nature as a tool to set the mood of the scene as well as to change the mood of the characters. For example, in the beginning of chapter 2, the scene is set as a raining morning with “thick mists” that hid the mountains. Victor is affected by this weather; it made him feel “unusually melancholy”, “miserable”, and he even states, “The rain depressed me”. Shelly really emphasized that the negative weather truly impacts the characters in the novel.
The environmental nature definitely effects human feelings, but does it effect human nature? In Seattle, Washington (where my parents live), it tends to rain quite a lot in the mornings. This rain has been thought to be related to the high depression rank (6th place in America), suicide rank (27th place), crime rank (25th rank), and even divorce rank (24th place). They experience an average of about 200 cloudy days per year! However, SouthUniversity.edu found that as weather warms up, crime rates sky rocket! The reason is thought to be because of the increased number of interactions people have during the warmer months in the year.
Based on the information above, I would most certainly agree that the environmental nature changes human nature. Although, I suppose one could argue that the change in whether just provides more opportunities for different actions.