1931 Frankenstein Essays

  • Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein

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    Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein James Whale’s 1931 portrayal of Frankenstein when compared to Kenneth Brannagh’s alternate account from 1994 reveals some similarities but also many differences in the way they try to evoke emotions such as horror, fear and expectation from the audience and keep the plot moving. To do this, the directors have used a series of techniques, including: camera shots, use of sound and music

  • Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Version

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    Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Version There are many similarities and differences between James Whale’s 1931 and Kenneth Brannagh’s 1994 Frankenstein. They differ in the way that lighting, sound effects and camera shots are used to create tension and suspense for the audience. Some similarities that occur are the religious references which are present throughout the scenes. The purposes of the scenes are also the same, to create

  • Abram Fischer Research Paper

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    Abram Fischer (Bram) was born on the 23 April 1908 in the Orange Free State. He was born into an influential Afrikaner family. His grandfather had been the first (and only) prime minister of the Orange River Colony, and his father Percy Ultrich Fischer married his mother Ella Fichardt who came from a cosmopolitan family and was completely English speaking. Thus Bram was brought up in an Afrikaans and English speaking home. He regarded himself as a proud Afrikaner. Bram’s schooling was at Grey

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Hollywood

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    piece of literature such as Frankenstein and turns into a monster movie. It transforms the story so much that now some 50 years later, people think of Frankenstein as the monster instead of the monster’s creator. It became a classic monster movie and all the high values of the original were forever lost. Hollywood has managed to reeducate the world of the timeless and classic literature by altering the story to the point beyond recognition. Starting back with 1931 Frankenstein, where producers took a

  • Hana's Suitcase: A Literary Analysis

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    Children literature is a term that refers to the texts written for children. The artist uses creative ways to ensure that children are provided with educational books, touching on a variety of themes. This paper will include comparison of two characters from the two texts, “Hana's Suitcase: A True Story,” authored by Karen Levine and “Charlotte’s Web,” written by E.B. White, with the aim of understanding ways in which problems are solvable as indicated by selected characters. In the book, “Hana's

  • The Reanimated Monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Frankenstein has become a symbol in contemporary society. Upon hearing the name, one might imagine a tall, muscular green man with short black hair, a flat head, and two bolts pierced on both sides of his neck. Although that is the Frankenstein present now, the modern Frankenstein is only an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original creature. Shelley’s Frankenstein, 1818, is a gothic novel in which she tells the tale of a man creating life. This creation of Victor Frankenstein’s monster eventually hurt

  • What Is The Difference Between Frankenstein And The Movie

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    What do you think about the Frankenstein novel and movies? Frankenstein is a famous horror novel written by Mary Shelley. There are two versions of the book, the originally published in 1818 and then a revised version that was published in 1831. Mary Shelley depicts a man named Victor Frankenstein, who discover the secret of animating lifeless matter by a collection of dead body parts. He creates a creature, and he does not teach the creature anything. The creature is rejected by society. As the

  • Frankenstein Paper

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    writers relay political, social and philosophical messages to their audience. The popular 1931 version of Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, depicts an anti-exploration and anti-intellectual philosophy. In Frankenstein there is criticisms for the immoral behavior that is involved with progresses, the natural tendency for humanity to attempt to be greater than God and the pursuit of knowledge. Frankenstein, the doctor, aims to create a man in his own image. His personal ambitions drove him

  • Frankenstein: The Consequences Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    conception into English Literature, the captivating novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has continued to be reproduced in various ways to honor its renowned tale and its enduring moral. The original novel was published in January of 1818 and since then, the enchanting story has been extremely popular. Frankenstein has been performed many times from its first dramatic performance in 1823 to just a few months ago on Broadway (Young Frankenstein), and numerous productions in between. However, not all reproductions

  • Opening Sequences of Frankenstein by James Whale and Kenneth Branagh

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    Opening Sequences of Frankenstein by James Whale and Kenneth Branagh "Frankenstein" Compare the opening sequences of Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankenstein' filmed by James Whale (1931) and Kenneth Branagh (1994). Describe and account for the major differences and similarities between the versions. The gothic horror novel, 'Frankenstein', was written by Mary Shelley during the Industrial Revolution, which was a period of dramatic change. It was a groundbreaking and controversial novel,

  • Frankenstein Movie And Book Comparison Essay

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    The 1931 Frankenstein film by director, James Whale, and the Frankenstein novel by author, Mary Shelley, have an abundance of similarities such as the mood and tone, general plotline, Frankenstein’s desire to kill his creation, and main characters. There are also differences such as characteristics of the monster, the process of its creation, the death of the monster, and supporting characters. Mostly, the movie does not stay true to Mary Shelley’s novel. The 1931 film by Whale has the same eerie

  • Frankenstein Film Analysis

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    fabricated grandiose style that As James Heffernan phrases it, 'Beyond exposing such sights to the viewer’s eye, film versions of Frankenstein implicitly remind us that filmmaking itself is a Frankensteinian exercise in artificial reproduction. ' footcite{James Heffernan, 'Looking at the Monster: 'Frankenstein ' and Film ' pp.139} To elaborate, the very act of adapting Frankenstein mirrors the monster’s creation when considering the reanimation of the dead, in this case the ‘dead’ being Shelley’s novel

  • A Comparison of Film Techniques of Two Film Versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley wrote her novel 'Frankenstein' when she was just a young girl of nineteen. She wrote it in 1816, when she went on holiday with her friend, Byron. Byron was already a famous poet, and it was him who suggested that whilst they were away, they should both write a ghost story. At the time it was just a way of passing time and having fun for Mary Shelley, but little did she know that her story would become famous worldwide. Many adaptations of 'Frankenstein' have

  • Frankenstein Relationships

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    Frankenstein Relationships Many stories have progressed enough to be the topic of conversation from time to time. The novel, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus has different relationships to many other topics. The author of the story, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley who was born almost 200 years ago bringing with her the age of horror (Edison 5), used biographical strategies to write Frankenstein. Also, as time progressed, Frankenstein became a well-known story. It was turned into many different

  • Frankenstein as a Gothic Novel

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    Tragic wanderers, ominous atmosphere, symbolism, and themes: these are elements of a Gothic novel. Though Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, written in the early 19th century, certainly contains many components of a Gothic novel, can it be correctly grouped under that genre? A definition of a Gothic novel; according to Tracy, is a description of a fallen world. We experience this fallen world though the aspects of a novel: plot, setting, characterization, and theme (De Vore, Domenic, Kwan and Reidy)

  • What is scary in Frankenstein?

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    What is scary in Frankenstein? In her 1831 introduction Mary Shelley relays her task, to “awaken thrilling horror- none to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.” In the nineteenth century, horror, fear and disgust were the proper responses to creations that failed to conform to neoclassical aesthetic ideals of unified ideals, harmonious composition of parts in simple regularity and proportion. Victor’s overwhelming feelings of horror

  • Frankenstein Over Time In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Over Time

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    Frankenstein Over Time Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is impressive, entertaining, and fascinating so is it no surprise there have been so many films and artworks influenced by her novel. Many of which have put their own spin to the horror novel, especially the character of the creature that remains one of the most recognized icons in horror fiction. However, there have been critics whom argue modern versions and variations have lost the horror and passion that is an essential to the creature

  • The Brain Reflection In Frankenstein And Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

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    When the term Frankenstein is said, what comes to mind is the bulky, square headed, green character seen around Halloween. Until watching the array of films and reading the original novel by Mary Shelly, this is all Frankenstein was to me. Reading the origin of this staple character and seeing the film adaptions shows that there is much more to Frankenstein than being a creature for a Holiday. The story of Frankensteins opens many cans of worms in regards to spiritual believes and who the true monster

  • Obsession from Scientific Knowledge: Waldam and Frankenstein

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    of creation. While working on the creature, Frankenstein states, “[T]he moon gazed on my midnight labors, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding-places” (Shelley 55). Waldman spoke of natures “hiding-places” in his own lecture and Frankenstein recalls this phrase while working on his creature. This supports the idea that obsession for scientific knowledge was spread from Waldman to Frankenstein. Soon Frankenstein would be taken over by the feverish work he

  • Who Is The Second Son In Frankenstein

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    The inclusion of contemporary issues admitted to the Frankenstein adaptation of Penny Dreadful "The Resurrection" episode introduces a political view of pro-life and pro-abortion. The episode begins with the death of Frankenstein's second son as the creature (Frankenstein's first son) forcefully pushes his hands between the second son's heart and rips the second son's body in half (02:44). The death of the second son is relatable to the abortion of a small child as both (a small child and the second