In Frankenstein, how does nature help/reduce Victor's despair?

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There are a few places in Mary Shelley's Romantic novel, Frankenstein, where Victor's happiness is restored (meaning his despair is reduced/eliminated) through nature. Given that the novel is Romantic, nature plays a large role in influencing mankind.

In the opening of chapter five, readers come face to face with Vcitor's creation. Victor, horrified by his "son," immediately becomes very ill. He dreams of Elizabeth dying in his arms. His illness cannot be cured, even though he thinks that the "attentions of my friend [Henry] could have restored me to life." Curiously enough, it is nature which puts Victor on the path to recovery, not the companionship of Henry.

 I perceived that the fallen leaves had disappeared, and that the young buds were shooting forth from the trees...

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