Although Frankenstein makes almost no overt reference to conventional
western religions, the biblical account of the creation in Genesis 1-3 resonates
continually within the text, so much so that the novel itself, like Milton's
Paradise Lost before it, implicitly aspires to the mythic level of that
resonance. Thus, even if there are none of the customary gestures to religious
values that one might expect of a novel in its period, the most fundamental of
religious questions may be thought to be at stake here.