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    What does "i ought to be thy Adam,but i am rather the fallen angel "mean??


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    What does "i ought to be thy Adam,but i am rather the fallen angel "mean??
    It's an allusion to Milton's Paradise Lost. Basically, the monster is referencing this as a comparison to his relationship between Victor Frankenstein and him, in the same way as the relationship between God and Adam (creator and creation). The monster is saying that he should be like Adam: looked after by his creator, cared for, loved, however he is like "the fallen angel," which is relating himself to Satan. The monster compares himself to this as Satan is said to have been rejected by God (his creator) and banished, and this relates to the relationship between Victor Frankenstein and the monster, as the monster has been rejected by his creator in the same way Satan had been rejected by his.
    Hope this makes some sense!

    I think this is comparing the relationship between Victor and the monster, and God and Adam, as Victor played the role of God by creating the monster, and he should have looked after him and taught him, but instead he was rejected, like Satan, who is the 'fallen angel' as he was sent to hell.
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