Similarities and Differences of Paradise Lost and Frankenstein.

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Between the two novels, Paradise Lost and Frankenstein, there are many striking similarities. What makes these two books so wonderful to read is the author 's ability to write about the ultimate struggle; the struggle between God and Satan, or Good and Evil. The characters in Paradise Lost and in Frankenstein seem to be very similar to one another. God and Victor Frankenstein have many similarities. One of their similarities is that they are both creators of new life. The monster, Victor 's creation, also shows remarkable similarities, but not with God. The monster shows similarities with Satan and Adam. At first these characters seem very plain and tasteless, but as the stories go on and the characters become deeper beings, the interest …show more content…

Just as Satan and Adam both fall from God 's grace, the monster appears to fall from the grace of his God and his creator as well, Victor. Because the stories are so similar, it 's almost as if the monster is living the epic poem Paradise Lost!

In both novels the reader is able to feel sorrow for the evil beings. The reader almost feels compassion for the beings suffering. Is this because we, as people, better relate to sin? It seems that the reader wants to side with evil because even when our key examples, Adam and Eve, seem faultless, they can 't refuse to into a life of sin. Through this, the reader feels sympathy for someone or something that is an outcast. Outcasts of these two stories are Adam and Eve to God, Satan to God, and the monster to Victor. We, as readers, also begin to see the unfairness of our society today.

While most of Frankenstein resembles God and Satan or Gad and Adam, Eve is not forgotten. Eve is just less noticeable. Mary Shelly did this on purpose. All of Mary Shelly 's "good verses bad" relationships seem superficially masculinized. By making Frankenstein more masculine, Mary Shelly is pulling away from Milton 's idea of Eve and his female illustration that the fall was due to a woman.

Whenever Paradise Lost is mentioned in Mary Shelly 's novel, Frankenstein, Eve is always left out. Eve is never mentioned. The absence of the "Eve" character is seen when the monster asks Victor for a female companion. The monster

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