Religion in Frankenstein

While many understand Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as a novel of dismay, there is obviously a religious presence in the background due to the attachment of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” written in 1667. Milton merged Paganism, classical Greek mentions, and Christianity into the poem.

Moving on, the counter religious manner of Shelley seems to be present. It appears that Shelley is not merely disregarding religion and leaving it out, but instead reasoning against it. While distinctive characters in the story can be associated to biblical symbols, Frankenstein takes place in a world that is absent of religion. Despite this after the story, Frankenstein dies a morally sound man.



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