Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Life And Legacy

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Frankenstein: Life and Legacy By Mary Shelley The Passage “Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence, but his state was far different from mine in every other repect. He had come forth form the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with, and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature: but I was wretched, helpless, and alone…why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God in pity make man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid from its very resemblance. Satan had his companions fellow-devils, to admire and encourage…show more content…
If he has no obervation of human beings, he would not realize his enormous distinction between him and human being. If he does not discover that satchel of books and reads Milton’s Paradise Lost, he would not find out the stories of “Adam”, and how unfair and cruel the treatment he has received from his creator Victor Frankenstein. The allusion to the biblical story is primarily used in this passage. The monster is wondering why “his state was far different from any other being in existence”. God creates “a perfect creature, happy and prosperous”, victor creates a monster who is “wretched, helpless, and alone”. God offers his creation “the especial care”, and “was allowed to converse with, and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature”. Victor “(forms) a monster so hideous that even (he) turned (him) in disgust.” Apparently, the monster is trying to make a contrast between him and “Adam”,Victor Frankenstein and “God”. From the monster’s pespective, he is simply trying to make his creator feel guilty by comparing him to another creator,”God”. However, from the author’s pespective, she is using a great deal of biblical symbolism to convey the theme of the story. In other words, “Adam” symbolizes the monster, and “God” symbolizes Victor Frankenstein. According to the biblical story, Adam and Eve was swayed by the serpent into believing that by eating the fruit in the Garden of Eden, they would gain all the knowledge of God. This was the first disobedient act of Adam and Eva, which is also called the First
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