Religious Parallels In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Religious Parallels in Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein’s pursuit of knowledge and personal glory drives him to create a new human being. He suffers from a god complex as he is completely unaware of the moral ramifications for creating life out of an inanimate body. Mary Shelley creates a dark parody between God and Adam, and Victor and his monster. In the creation of Adam we see God, the creator reach his hand out to Adam, his creation. We see a parallel of this in Shelley’s novel after Victor’s creature is complete. He is in complete disgust with what he has created and his reaction is described as, “His jaws opened, and he muttered inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand stretched
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