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like the archangel

The network of subtle allusiveness that has quietly identified Victor Frankenstein with Milton's Satan in Paradise Lost here rises to the surface of the text. Victor refers specifically to the climax of Satan's soliloquy on Mount Niphates:
Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell;
And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep
Still threatening to devour me opens wide,
To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.
-- IV.75-79