Fear can be conveyed in the novel Frankenstein which can be seen in the opening of paragraph chapter 5. The opening paragraph describes the setting as ‘dreary’ and Victor’s feelings and emotions are shown through the use of words such as ‘anxiety’, ‘agony’ and ‘agitated.’ As the reader begins to read chapter 5, the reader immediately feels as though what is going to happen in the chapter is fearful. On a chill night of November, his scientific dream comes true. He brings his creation to life. Upon the opening of the creature's "dull yellow eye," Victor feels violently ill, as though he has witnessed a great catastrophe.
Later in the story Victor falls ill and is forever haunted by the monster he has brought to life. Victor’s creation led to the mass destruction of his loved ones but as the story plays out, it seems that Victor and his monster are not all that different after all. Victor Frankenstein and his creation are comparable in terms of their loving yet temperamental personalities,
And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.” (Bible, Revelation 17:8) The sub-basement in the short story is symbolic of hell -- the deeper they went, the bigger the demon they found, the more terrifying and horrific things got. At the very ending where Hall is being eaten alive, he laughs a high pitched laugh while feeling his body fall numb and this wouldn 't be possible if he hadn’t been working the graveyard shift. Working at night means working with the moon and
All through the novel Mary Shelley has intertwined the characters Victor Frankenstein and the monster, which is quite evident from close reading. The perseverance towards ambition, feeling of being “other”, thirst for vengeance, and method of obtaining knowledge were all similar for both the monster and Frankenstein suggesting that, in fact they are doubles. “God in pity made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of your’s, more horrid from its very resemblance.”(Shelley, 155) It is quite clear from the above quotation that the creation of the monster by Frankenstein is similar to the creation of the man by The Creator as in The Book of Genesis. The point to be noted here is that God created man in His own image and likeliness similarly, Frankenstein created the monster in his own image and likeliness. It is known that physically, the monster was quite hideous and hence the image and likeliness referred to here cannot be in flesh and appearance but in the personality Frankenstein possessed.
Kenneth Branagh has re-told this story from Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. Branagh has been very careful when creating this movie, and because of it, the movie has said to be a movie that virtually matches the original novel, creating the same types of atmospheres and adrenaline rush to both the viewer and reader. Kenneth Branagh has directed a wide range of movies, featuring Love's Labour's Lost (2000), Hamlet (1996), A Midwinter's Tale (1996) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Branagh has also made a name for himself acting, in movies like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, How to Kill Your Neighbour's Dog, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Galapagos, Chicken Run/The Road to El Dorado's and Love's Labour's Lost. Branagh also played as Victor Frankenstein himself.
The novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, was selected for inclusion in the World Humanities Curriculum because it relates to things we study in this class, such as romanticism, development of what makes us human, and philosophers. After studying the romantics poets such as Shelley, Keats, and Wordsworth, it is obvious that Frankenstein was included in the curriculum because it reflects the same ideas of these poets and the romantic period. One example of romanticism in Frankenstein is how Victor believes that he could bring anyone back to life and basically create immortality. Because of his loneliness, Victor decides to create the monster to keep him company as a friend. After Victor creates the monster and sees how ugly he is, he runs away from it and the monster wakes up very confused that his creator ran away and alone.
Influence of The Metamorphoses and Paradise Lost in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Frankenstein, possibly Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's most well-known work, is considered by some to be the greatest Gothic Romance Novel. Due to her marriage to Percy Bysshe Shelley and close friendship with other prolific Romantic authors and poets, namely Lord Byron, Shelley's works permeate with Romantic themes and references. Also present in Frankenstein are obvious allusions to The Metamorphoses by Ovid and Paradise Lost by Milton. Shelley had been studying these two novels during her stay at Lord Byron's villa, and at the time she was composing Frankenstein. The use of these references and themes prove that Mary Shelley was a product of her environment and time.
In contrast, the 1994 film portrays the birth differently; Frankenstein is seen running around his lab and is all sweaty and dirty. Once the creature is alive he falls on the floor into all the liquid and he and Frankenstein roll about in it. In the 1957 film when the creature receives life you see his chest beating up and down, and he sits up with his arms out straight. He then attacks Frankenstein, but Frankenstein thinks it is because Paul has damaged the monster’s brain. However in the 1994version, Frankenstein realises he has made a mistake and...
That’s why stories about supernatural became popular. ‘Frankenstein’ is one of the typical examples of that time which portrays the effects of these changes. As we read more we get to know that Victor Frankenstein described the monster when he first came alive. The monster was ‘hideous’ with his ‘yellow eyes’, ‘pearly white teeth’ and ‘scarcely skin’. Here Shelley wants us, as readers, to be repulsed by what we see.
As I crept through the woods as quiet as a mouse I seen Frankenstein sitting with a gun.” Funny man he was thinking I was going to kill him,” I thought to myself. I snuck to the back of the house, went in the bed room and killed her. She gasped for air, but it was to late for Elizabeth. Frankenstein witnessed the whole thing he yelled cruel, gruesome words at me. For I had finally completed my task I can now leave him alone.