Similarities Between Frankenstein And Adam's Apple

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Frankenstein and (his) Adam's Apple
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein portrays a parallel--yet paradoxical--relationship between the genesis of Man (or rather Adam) to the creation of Frankenstein's monster. Indeed, the two possessed major contrasts, but they originated from similar circumstances. In this respect, Victor and God share a “fearful symmetry”, for they both possess the faculty to bring life upon inanimates. When God created Adam, he judiciously made him in his likeness; correspondingly, Victor meticulously “selected [his creature’s] features as beautiful.” The rapture emanating from his affinity for equating himself with God bequeaths numerous messianic qualities and augmentations to his hubris. Because Adam and the creature both became