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Universal Attribites of Monster Stories

Monster stories are stories that stir up a feeling of horror, and terror. The film Victor Frankenstein and the book Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with an introduction by Stephen King, both focus on monsters. They all talk of a monster stories and their evils. However, despite this common topic, the evil displayed in the film and in the book is different and has its own intensity. A monster story is a story about a creature fashioned to evoke horror. The film and the novels Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with an introduction by Stephen King deals with monsters and how they destroy humanity.
In the film and the book, there are universal attributes, but with minor differences in the way, the monsters were created. In the film Victor Frankenstein, the monster is Victor’s creation from dead human body parts, by Victor Frankenstein who live in double strife and turmoil. The monster is depicted as a disgusting, and horrible. Shelly writes, the monster was “Formed into a hideous and gigantic creature,” and a worst scientific experiment (Frankenstein 123). In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll creates a monster out if Mr. Hyde in his laboratory, whereas in Dracula, Dracula and his minions are unburied bodies of dead humans who lost their souls. Henry Jekyll created a monster out of Mr. Hyde so as to shake off his conscience while Victor was escaping from his status, by becoming a creator. On the other hand, Dracula came back to haunt the living people to escape from morality. The monsters were very different from each other.
Victor Frankenstein film and Dracula have many common highlights, but their personification of evil is different. Count Dracula had many supernatural powers, which he used to control the...

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...s differ in the way they came into existence and how they carried out their activities. 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. Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with an introduction by Stephen King. New York: Signet Classics, 1978. Print.
Frankenstein. Dir. Kenneth Branagh. Perf. Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, Jonh Cleese, and Aidan Quinn. TriStar Pictures. 1994. Film
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