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Jura opposing its dark side

The Jura massif runs to the northwest of Geneva and serves as a natural barrier to an armed adventure from neighboring France. This is clearly a reference to the French invasion of Switzerland in the spring of 1798, when, it must be said, the Jura wholly failed in this protective office. Still, why such a strong political sentiment should be intruded by Victor Frankenstein at this point is not readily explicable. Perhaps what the reader is intended to recognize is that Victor's distancing himself within a political context allows him to forget the last time all these features of the landscape were brought together by him in a single perspective, the night he first encountered his Creature outside Geneva (1.6.7).