“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.” — Mary Shelley [1]

This scene in Frankenstein described from Shelley’s perspective can be moving. It can be so in different ways:
I myself was moved by Frankenstein’s struggle. This man’s suffering but also his potential elevation. It moved me.
Kimberly however was moved by Frankenstein being moved himself. This man, as described by Shelley, feels as deeply connected to nature as no second one can. It moved her.
Both perspectives are completely reasonable evocations of kama muta and both perspectives show what kama muta can be found in.


[1]: Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (book, 1818), by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley