Monday, August 25, 2008

Thy Fallen Angel

“Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed” (87).

Referencing Paradise Lost, Frankenstein's monster explains to Frankenstein that as his creator he should not be eschewing him as God does with Satan. In Paradise Lost, Adam is created in God's likeness while Satan, the “fallen angel” is driven from Heaven for rebelling. Frankenstein’s monster feels more of a connection to the fallen angel than to Adam, for his creator refuses to acknowledge his existence.

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