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Mary Shelley has created a subversive and grotesque GodMan relationship in Frankenstein Shelly sets up Frankenstein and at times Man in general to be the monsters God Shelleys integration with Paradise Lost creates opportunity for making such comparisons When the monster gives his book review of the found classic he states It moved every feeling of wonder and awe that the picture of an omnipotent God warring with his creatures was capable of exciting This is reminiscent of the war he has with Frankenstein when his wishes are refused He then goes on to relate the storys characters to his own situation The plot of the monsters life follows a mutated version of Adams as he read it in Paradise Lost At one point he relates But it was all a dream no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts I was alone I remembered Adams supplication to his Creator But where was mine The monster relates himself to Adam and expects the same treatment from his God The full realization of the mockery of Adam and Eve is barely missed when Frankenstein decides to relieve Man of the burden of his monster race by refusing to create the monsters bride Just as he has the power to create has he the power to destroy Yet in the end the monster is the one in control and ultimately triumphs in the final chase outliving his creator Just as with Adam the monsters role is also compared to that of Satan in Paradise Lost Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition for often like him when I viewed the bliss of my protectors the bitter gall of envy rose within me The monster is like Satan in that he is rejected by the beings of which he was once a member While he does not remember perhaps he feels his similarity yet horrid mutation
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