Garden of Eden and Victor Essay

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Frankenstein By Mary Shelley Edited By J. Paul Hunter A Norton Critical Edition SECOND EDITION
Victor starts to describe the area near Chamounix, explaining that the glaciers that were in the higher elevations. He explains on how natures will sooth his pain, "They elevated me from all littleness of feeling, and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillised it." Victor found his peace in nature and finds the scenery comforting. This is an extension from Chapter 9, how nature has the ability to restore and heal.
It is noon when Victor arrives on top of the mountain, when he sees "the figure of a man, at some distance, advancing towards me with superhuman speed." This shows his feeling rage and contempt for the monster he carelessly created; He says he could "close with him in mortal combat." Victor tells the monster to "begone" or "stay, that I may trample you to death."
The monster begs Victor to be allowed to tell his side of the story. The monster asks to be made a happy and docile being again. He pleads, "I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed." In these few lines, Mary Shelley refers to the Biblical creation story of Adam and Eve to Milton's Paradise Lost. The monster compares himself to Adam, who was the first human created in the Bible. He…