Comparison Of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein to Movies and TV Show’s Frankenstein There have been many misgivings about the book Frankenstein. In movies and T. V. Frankenstein is portrayed as a monster.
This monster will not stop at anything to hurt or destroy others. He usually has a green hue to his complection and has bolts coming out the sides of his neck. The bolts symbolize the way the monster was brought to life, through electricity. Also he usually wears a black suit with black pants.
This shows the darkness that surrounded the monster. In most of the movies and T. V. shows, Frankenstein walks like a zombie moving very slowly.
In T. V. shows and movies, Frankenstein was portrayed as being very stupid. He was unable to talk or read.
The monster would just rome the world looking for people to torment. But, in the movie ‘Frankenstein, with Boris Karloff, the monster befriended a blind man. I think he had this friend because the man could not see the face of the monster. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein was very different from the movies and T. V. shows.
For one thing the monster was not even called Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein was the name of the doctor who created the monstrosity. Before the doctor created the monster he was a work of art.’ I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! ,’ this is what Victor said when he saw the monster before it was alive. Afterwards it was the ugliest thing the doctor had laid his eyes upon. Unlike the movies, the monster was very nimble and could do anything an actual living human could.
In 1957 British Production Company Hammer Films launched their own series of adaptations of Frankenstein with the first film entitled “The Curse of Frankenstein”. The Frankenstein’s myth was revived once again. This time it was more different from the Universal Studios own version. The prominent element in the Universal Series was the monster but Hammer chose the person of Victor Frankenstein as ...
The monster chased after Victor in the wastelands to exact his revenge for his being. Nobody would love or care for him so he decided to kill Victor as an act of revenge. The intellect of the monster was much greater in the story than in all the T. V.
shows and movies. He was able to read books and talk like any other human. The monster composed poetry which was very beautiful. Alas, the monster felt isolated and alone.
He could not find a mate that he could love and cherish. He finally asked the doctor to create another being like him. But, when the doctor killed the mate off the monster was furious. He vowed to kill all of the relatives of Victor so that he could feel the misery that the monster felt. Although when the doctor died the monster felt remorse because the only person the acknowledged his existence is no more..