Role Of The Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein’s monster learns about human interactions surrounding companionship, lust, guilt, and justification of actions simply by reading Paradise Lost.But what if the monster hadn’t read that specific text? Would his actions towards his creator be any different? If the text was Summa Theologica, the answer would most definitely be yes. Rather than focusing solely upon the negatives of humanity, the Summa Theologica focuses less on the negativity that comes from humanities actions, as well as God’s relationship to his creation, rather than specifically the consequences of going against His will like the focus within Paradise Lost.
From this more positive outlook on humanity, Frankenstein’s monster would have treated Victor Frankenstein
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Perhaps the monster would have always acted the way he did, simply due to the fact he started his life with the rejection of his own creator. While it is true that starting life out with rejection would lead anybody, the monster included, to initially go against their God, it does not necessarily follow the outcome of what would happen if the monster were to have the Summa Theologica ingrained into his being. The monster would have been able (through his new knowledge in philosophy) to reexamine his assumptions about the world, and would have realized that although he may have begun his life in a terrible way, that may not actually be the way the world worked, leading Frankenstein’s monster back to Frankenstein himself. Also, the vast majority of the monster’s actions towards Victor and humanity were in direct ties with ideas that come from Paradise Lost. For example, the monster’s drive for companionship comes from the story of Adam and Eve, and how their companionship turned into something more, exactly like what the monster was begging Victor to create. From the fact there were so many connections from Paradise Lost to the monster’s behavior simply from the monster reading that text, it is clear that had he read another text his actions would have mimicked the ideas and