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gnashing of teeth

In his pain and anger the Creature imitates the actions of Victor Frankenstein twice noted in the first volume (Letter 4 and note; 1.7.9 and note) and again at the beginning of the second (2.1.2 and note). The Creature will again be portrayed as gnashing his teeth in the third volume (3.3.4). The prototype for this behaviour remains the Satan of Milton's Paradise Lost, VI.340.