More on reference to Adam

Adam in the garden with GodMore on reference to Adam:

The creature's statement reminds the reader of the blasphemy Frankenstein has committed. The creation of a new being from the parts of dead bodies usurps God's absolute power of creation, demonstrated when He created Adam from the dust - see Genesis 2:7:

‘And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and

breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;

and man became a living soul.'

See Earth, clay, dust. Also, compare this with the first paragraph of Volume 1, Chapter 4

Satan's rebellion against God is familiar to the creature from his reading of Paradise Lost (see Volume 2, Chapter 7). The creature compares his exclusion from society to God's treatment of Satan, who was thrown into Hell. However, he regards his treatment as unjust, because he has been punished for what he IS, rather than for what he has done.

Frankenstein himself can also be compared to Satan, in that his creation of a new being is in defiance of God's power. For further information, see Big ideas: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, ‘Second Adam'; Creation, creativity, image of God.)

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