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demoniacal corpse

The monstrous is further mystified, not just as a zombie, who has come by black magic into a false and unnatural vitality, but also as a demon, a supernatural embodiment of evil. The progression is thus from the wretched (alienated) to wretch (marginally human) to monster (inhuman) to demon (antihuman). And howsoever the Creature is named or names himself, as he will richly illustrate in the second volume (especially 2.5.5 and 2.7.4), so he becomes.