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Paradise lost: Satan

Satan turns on God as he has rejected as the creature as they’re not innately evil


Paradise lost: Adam

Like the creature Adam was God’s first creation but the creature does not get his eve


Paradise lost: angels

Angels tried to guide Adam as did victors family- idea of fate


The sorrows of young werther: suicide

Young suicide alike to the creature on the account of unrequited love


The sorrows of young werther: murder

Werther is unable to seriously consider murder whereas the creature is pushed to revenge- in the end they both realise the only way to end the pain is by death


The Prometheus myth: knowledge

The acquisition of knowledge and power lead to tragedy and self-destruction


The Prometheus myth: consequences

Like Prometheus Victor is the embodiment of the consequences of his actions


The Prometheus myth: human relationships

Both the creature and Prometheus love humans but neither are able to have a natural relationship with them


Rhyme of the ancient mariner: isolation

Both sat in isolated locations Arctic Gothic


Rhyme of the ancient mariner: burden

The albertross for victor is the burden of his creation


Rhyme of the ancient mariner: warning

Both are cautionary tales


Rhyme of the ancient mariner: responsibility

Unlike the mariner Victor does not take responsibility for his revolt against nature


Rhyme of the ancient mariner: suffering

The creature and the albatross suffer through innocence others suffer for the crimes of the protagonists