In Dracula, the monsters had supernatural powers, which they used to take over the environment, and cause deaths. On the other hand, In Victor Frankenstein film, the monster was just a vengeful creature that took revenge on the people because they rejected him. In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll just made a shadow of himself, which he thought was evil. The stories give the audience an opportunity to get scared. Works Cited Shelley, Mary, Stoker Bram, and Stevenson, Robert Louis.
The creature was upset that everyone in the world had rejected him and he wanted Victor to feel the same way so he went on a killing streak and killed off Victor’s family. “The monster came out of his hiding place and put his arms around the child. The boy screamed in terror” (Harris 91). The murder of William gets blamed on Justine, and she later gets hung for it. Victor knows it was the monster, so he feels guilty and decides he must stop the monster’s killing.
He gets created in an old haunted house looking castle with a crazy scientist while it’s lighting and storming outside. It’s one of the most famous gothic stories and inspired directors to make several movies over it. The movies are not like the novel but have the same gothic feel to it. They are changed in some ways but sticks to the book for the most part. “Like many movie versions of novels, Frankenstein featuring the actor Boris Karloff altered the story” (Hermansson).
This could include such things as dark and dreary castles set in isolated surroundings replete with dungeons. Supernatural beings such as ghosts and living dead may be included in the twisted, thrilling, unveiling tale. The novel does contain many Gothic characteristics in a sense that it does explore the uses of dark dreary basements, where the monstrous creature is made. Frankenstein is not set in a dull and dreary basement but you could say that where Frankenstein worked on his creation to be a gloomy dreary room. There is a struggle between good and evil throughout the story, an example of this is seen in Victor Frankenstein and his monster.
" (Shelley,139). Victor feels threatened by the monster. The monster is capable of anything, he promises to do anything in his power to make Victor In conclusion, Frankenstein's creature feels isolated throughout the story because of his looks and that his creator doesn't want him. This feeling of having no one soon starts to impact the rest of the events, the monster goes on a killing spree. He burns down De lacey's family's house and threatens to kill Elizabeth Frankenstein.
The use of storms was to symbolize the presence of evil as well as the creation and destruction of a Monster. When Frankenstein's monster comes to life it can be said that one monster is born, and one monster is destroyed. The monster being destroyed is Dr. Frankens... ... middle of paper ... ...y even the family that he thought would accept him for who he was, due to his unknown kindness. Both films share a Byronic hero which endured multiple hardships, which in turn lead to their destruction. Although these two films have very different ideas and structure, while Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is dealing with a supernatural beast along with an intertwining love story, and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is dealing with a plot of passion and love shown through the multiple love triangles throughout the film.
Josh Barnette Honors English IV Mrs. Schroder 12/6/17 Frankenstein Essay Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in the early 19th century and contains many attributes of gothic characteristics in many different ways. Frankenstein carries many gothic characteristics, such as the mysterious and supernatural, the story taking place in a dark place, and the coming together of the mortal and the supernatural world. Shelley uses all of these gothic characteristics to her advantage when portraying the book as gothic and mysterious. Gothic Novels tend to focus on mysterious and supernatural things. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses strange circumstances for when Victor Frankenstein creates the monster.
In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, a major motif running throughout the novel is doppelgänger, which means double. Doppelgänger is a counterpart of a living person, meaning a mirror image of each other, and plays a prominent role in Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein creates a creature, by lingering around graveyards consisting of old body parts. The creature is brought to life and Victor is frightened by what he has created. The creature is the counterpart to his maker, Victor Frankenstein.
The film used many techniques that make a film become part of the horror genre. Such as, Music, language, weather, violence, Et cetera These are the many techniques used to make horror film. 'Frankenstein' is one of the many novels,... ... middle of paper ... ...e thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phontosin stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy half motion.' You can see how Mary Shelley has used her imagination to come up with this fantastic piece of work.
After Victor rejects the monster, he meets a family that brings out his sensitive side. When these people reject him, the creature destroys everything in sight. "I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a staglike swiftness"(121). The innocent Justine is accused of a murder, committed by the creature, and dies, therefore increasing Victor's feelings of guilt and his need for revenge. Victor makes it his mission to destroy the monster, who has been ruining his life.