Comparing Characterization Of The Invisible Man And Mina Harker

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Comparing Characterization
Movies that feature characters adapted from novels often change personality traits in order to suit the film’s plot. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was no exception; Mina Harker and the Invisible Man had drastic changes made to their personality in order to better suit the storyline. Both of these characters were estranged from society. Mina Harker had few friends outside of her close circle and the Invisible Man isolated himself from the people of Iping. The Invisible Man and Mina Harker’s movie portrayals differed from their original personas; however both had little to no friends in the novels which contributed to the way they interacted with society and with others.
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells featured Griffin, a scientist who discovered how to turn himself and other things invisible. The story followed the undoing of Griffin and his fall into notoriety. Wilhelmina “Mina” Harker was the opposite of Griffin. In Dracula by Bram Stoker she was the dutiful wife to Jonathan Harker, who experienced terrible things at the hands of Count Dracula. When this vampire arrived in their town, it was up to Mina and 5 other men to put a stop to him.
The film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen followed several characters from classic literature as they banded together to defeat the Phantom and stop a world war. The Invisible Man starred as one of the heroes in this movie. He played a talkative wise guy, who always made mischief and occasionally…

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