Memnoch the Devil Themes

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Self conflict

There are several points in which the characters in the story contradict their statements of themselves, much in the way that Lestat is the self proclaimed monster, though his actions are far more generous. God throws the challenge to Memnoch that he is to rule Sheol, or Hell, in order to prepare the souls for Heaven and, yet, embraces him as a loved adversary. God shows a great deal of patience for Memnoch, yet he disagrees with everything that Memnoch says. In contradiction to the biblical God, God in this tale shows mercy only in that he indulges Memnoch's wishes and that may be because Memnoch loves God and takes the challenge in order to bring creator and creation together, much as the suspected plan in which God had started the process. Several of the other characters that consider themselves to be the monsters, created by demons...

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