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Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is filled with various underlying themes the crux being the effect society has on The Creatures personality These topics have been discussed and explored on countless occasions and the novel has been compared with its contemporaries of the Romantic Age numerous times However if one were to correlate and contrast Shellys masterpiece with another the greatest work would be the creation story in Genesis Victor and The Creature are obvious representations of God and Adam and the events in the two accounts parallel and differ from each other in several ways God breathed life into Adam and created him in his own image and likeness He placed him in a utopia and gave him authority over everything With this authority Adam used his knowledge to distinguish right from wrong and if he needed help God was always there with his unconditional love Victor on the other hand assembled body parts from different corpses and made a hideous monster in the heat of his madness He left The Creature to fend for himself in a world full of ugliness violence and hate There was no mutual feeling of love between Victor and his creation only that of hate and fearAn all-powerful being who was perfect in every aspect created Adam God saw that he was lonely and chose to make a mate for him to live with When Adam sinned he accepted his guilt obeyed God and left the garden Though his own creation went against him God loved Adam the whole time A flawed mad man whose intentions were only to satisfy himself created The Creature He demanded that his creator make a mate for him so he could have someone to share his love with When Victor refused his request The Creature swore vengeance and hate was shared by both One of the main similarities between Adam and The Creature is the fact that their creators went from one extreme to
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