What are the four specific elements of the Montonvert setting that establish the appropriate mood for the confrontation of Victor by his creation?

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pmiranda2857 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
One rainy day, Victor wakes to find his old feelings of despair resurfacing. He decides to travel to the summit of Montanvert, hoping that the view of a pure, eternal, beautiful natural scene will revive his spirits.When he reaches the glacier at the top, he is momentarily consoled by the sublime spectacle. As he crosses to the opposite side of the glacier, however, he spots a creature loping toward him at incredible speed. At closer range, he recognizes clearly the grotesque shape of the monster. He issues futile threats of attack to the monster, whose enormous strength and speed allow him to elude Victor easily. Victor curses him and tells him to go away, but the monster, speaking eloquently, persuades him to accompany him to a fire in a cave of ice. Inside the cave, the monster begins to narrate the events of his life.
amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Well, the creature confronts Victor when he is there for solace.  Victor recognizes that the creature has a right to express his feelings...the creature has very logically convinced Victor that he deserves his five minutes of fame.

The creature then leads Victor to a sheltered area that is warm and has a fire.  Surrounded by the mountains and the calm that nature brings, the two can talk here since Victor, the human, needs to be warmed in this environment.  Otherwise, Victor would freeze.  The creature is otherwise unharmed by the elements of the weather.

My answer then would be the surrounding beauty and calm of nature, the shelter, the fire, and the creature's surprising ability to logically and intelligently converse.  Victor is intrigued and follows to hear the creature's story.

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