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Cursed (although I curse myself) be the hands that formed you

Under the creature's unrelenting accusation, the self-destructive nature of Victor's hatred and its manifestation in the Creature-as-double are here at last openly admitted by him. Percy Bysshe Shelley will use the same formula a year later in writing the first act of Prometheus Unbound, where Prometheus summons the Phantasm of Jupiter, the specter of his enemy, to repeat the self-enchaining curse Prometheus had once pronounced upon Jupiter (see 1.258). There, too, the strong echoes of Paradise Lost suggest a reading of God and Satan in the manner represented in his "Defence of Poetry," as co-complicitous doubles.