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The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation. Options
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The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
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Daemon wrote:
The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

Bad guys always find way to woman's heart.
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The monster in Shelley's Frankenstein compares himself to Satan in Milton's Paradise Lost, and finds his own predicament even worse. The complete quotation reads: "The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation. I am alone." "The flames in my Hell are always hotter than yours." (Saying from The Apocrypha of MTC.)

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Mr. Fallen and his band of accomplices. Nothing to it!
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MTC wrote:
I am alone.

Who's overhead that desperado?
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"Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
To mould me Man, did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me?"


Victor, just like god, wanted to create life,
but once he had done it he rejected his own creation.

Now, the monster finds Paradise Lost and reads it.
Immediately, he identifies himself with Adam; both had
been a creation that was rejected by his own maker and
both didn´t even have a chance to get to know him.

What the monster thought was that Adam wasn´t really alone.
Adam was given the chance to talk to other animals;
he was even given a life companion too!
Now the monster asked Victor for a life companion;
but irresponsible as he was for his own creation,
he refuses to give him such a companion.

Now, the monster feels deeply alone (not like Satan or Adam)
and it is this feeling that today´s quotation is related to.
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Daemon wrote:
The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

Who's interested in shades and nuances of crap?
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Daemon wrote:
The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)


What's in a monster? Certainly more than flesh and blood.

"I know them as angels. I’m suspicious that this was staged." Aunt of the two brothers Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

"I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine
and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other." -The Monster


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Wow, thanks everyone for the differing and yet all thought provoking discussions on Mary Shelley's wonderful book...well done. The first and only time I have picked it up, I was in my early teens and yet still, it has reminded me that the human condition has always involved terrible suffering, for most of us.
So the situation in the US, with all the lone violent acts carried out in the last year or so and the sadly, completely inadequate way most people are trying to find a solution is indicative of the human condition also...for me, busying themselves with legislation and/or attempts to emotionally involve the masses makes them more like Shelley's Dr Frankenstein than they may realise...

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
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