Monday, August 25, 2008

The Eaten Apple

“…but the apple was already eaten…” (179).

This is another reference to Milton’s Paradise Lost, in which Eve is tempted to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, which she has been strictly forbidden not to do. After she eats the fruit from the tree, there is no way that she is able to reverse her actions, and she and Adam must pay for them dearly. Victor is feeling like Eve, knowing he has committed wrongful deeds, and he knows that his fateful actions are beyond repair.

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