Essay on Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

1052 Words Dec 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Frankenstein is an intention that flourished into an everlasting and relevant lesson. Mary Shelley’s story played a huge role in creating a new and exciting genre of literature: horror. It’s a story that taught lessons and possesses a deeper meaning behind it; connecting to her mother’s death, her father and his colleagues’ intelligence and teachings, and the treatment of women during the early 1800s. These connections are much of what influences Shelley’s reasonings in her novel to have the monster be created and behave the way he did. The film overturns her work and all meanings from the novel become lost while the film consists of tangled dialogue focused on love and unalarming horror. Although the film is called Frankenstein, it cannot be Frankenstein. It remains as an adaptation of the original novel and cannot a verbatim because the intentions and theme are not the same. Neither are the characters’ names. The film sheds a lot of the secrecy that was portrayed throughout the novel and holds back some of its own secrets; therefore altering the drama, horror, and morals of the original publication. In the 1931 film version of Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s intent to create life is no secret to his professor nor loved ones. Instead of his creation being kept a secret from his father, Elizabeth, and his professor from the University of Ingolstadt, M. Waldman, the latter two and Frankenstein’s best friend, Victor Moritz, visit him in his selfmade laboratory. And during this…

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