Frankenstein’s monster is the embodiment of mankind’s capacity for both good and evil. The monster identifies himself as an Adam-like creature created by the hands of his God, Victor Frankenstein. However, the monster also sympathizes with Satan. As the monster tells his story, he creates an emphasis on his circumstances being the cause for his wrongdoings. By creating ties to the biblical myth of Adam and Eve, the monster is able to contrast God’s “beautiful and alluring” Adam to his “filthy” and “horrid” form (81; ch 15). The contrast allows the monster to be viewed as a pitied creature whose appearance has caused him to be “solitary and abhorred” (81; ch 15). Unlike God’s relationship with Adam, Frankenstein runs away from his creation. The monster was thrown into a society where he was not accepted, and his isolation became the basis of his strong desire to be loved and accepted. Despite his attempts to help others, he was met with brutality in return. The accumulation of hostility and pain endured caused him to “vow eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” (89; ch 16). Like Satan, the monster was, in a sense, cast out by his creator. The parallelism to Satan is utilized in order to justify that he was driven to his wrongdoings as the result of his experiences.


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