Similarities Between Paradise Lost And Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, while sojourning nearby a French family, the monster reads a number of books which influence his later actions. One of the books he reads is John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which is about the biblical battle of Heaven, and the fall of Lucifer. The monster sees somewhat of a symmetry with himself in the character of Satan. Indeed, Satan is inherently similar to the monster for several reasons. Both of them have father figures who cast out and condemn them. A way in which they differ was Satan was cast out for a crime he committed. Satan’s folly was his sublime hubris to think that God would even deign to consider him a worthy opponent. However, while Frankenstein’s monster did not commit a sin so venal to become

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