The Creation Of A Complex Within A Character

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The creation of a complex within a character is significant to the development of the character as a whole. Authors allow the reader to make assumptions about their character based on the two options created using this complex. After reading John Milton’s Paradise Lost, the creature of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein creates a complex within himself about whether he is evil, like that of Lucifer, or good, as if he was Adam. Of the two, the creature is more like the envious Lucifer in Heaven than that of a child like Adam in Eden. The creature displays more qualities of Lucifer; his abandonment, eternal suffering, and a vengeful attitude towards their creators. However, he displays the newborn and solitary qualities that Adam possesses. Mary Shelley’s creature is most like the envious Lucifer, whose creator struck from Heaven for his envy. Being cast from Heaven, Lucifer is permitted to do as he pleased while God went about his business. When viewing his creature, Victor Frankenstein felt the urge to also leave his monstrous being. Abandoning the creature left him in the same situation as Lucifer. “Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room, and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep” (Shelley 43). When Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the creature, views his monster he finds it grotesque and appalling. Rushing out of the room, Frankenstein leaves the creature to do as it pleases. As a result of
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