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    monster and fulfilling those needs. The creature portrayed in Young Frankenstein and in Mary Shelley’s novel face similar and contrasting events. To a degree, each character struggles with the acceptance by their creator, the publics scrutiny, personal experiences that shape their development and future. These contributing factors may be what makes people view the creature as a monster on the inside aside from his monstrous appearance, but is the monster an embodiment of the evil that lurks in all of us? Every parent is different when it comes…

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    Music in the Movies: Comatose-Relaxation in Young Frankenstein (1974) In Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein (1974), Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) inherits his famous great grandfather’s (Victor Frankenstein) castle in Transylvania, and soon finds his hidden private library. In this library, Dr. Frankenstein stumbles upon his great grandfather’s lab notebooks that fully explain how he was able to reanimate life in a reconstructed corpse. Intrigued by his great grandfather’s work, Dr. Frankenstein…

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    Nature vs nurture is a concept that plays a major role throughout Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, and the film adaptations Young Frankenstein directed by Mel Brooks, and Frankenstein directed by James Whale. Nature and nurture are present in the novel and films, but the novel takes a more balanced approach even though nurture is more prevalent, whereas Whale’s Frankenstein has more of a focus on nature than nurture while Brook’s Young Frankenstein focuses more on nurture than nature. First,…

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    by the Frankenstein family, showing that, to some extent, this young girl was taken against her will. As the story progresses, however, the reader becomes aware that because of this adoption, Elizabeth is given a better life and a chance to succeed and to learn. Throughout the novel, Elizabeth is not mentioned as much as Victor is, since they are separated. As Elizabeth writes to Victor, “You are distant from me, and it is possible that you may dread and yet be pleased with this explanation”…

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    The Frankenstein narrative highlights numerous aspects of human psychology; among these are themes of secrecy, monstrosity, and dangerous knowledge. The tendencies toward secrecy are illustrated through the lack of collaboration in the physical creation of the monster. Victor Frankenstein lived and worked mainly by himself. In creating the monster, he only used his own knowledge in combination with the occasional help of a lab assistant (“pull the lever”). The presence of secrecy in this…

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    Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (or the Modern Prometheus) 
Frankenstein (or the Modern Prometheus) is a short novel written by Mary Shelly in 1818. It’s told through letter between Captain Robert Walton and his sister Margaret. Robert tells the tale of a man called Victor Frankenstein who he met on his expedition to the north pole. Later on we hear the story through Frankenstein, his creation and some family members of Frankenstein’s. 
The story follows Victor Frankenstein as he tries to bring life,…

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    This socially defined norm is to abhor abnormalities, and despite William’s young agePrejudice is a flawed act in which humans take part. Prejudice is the “preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience” (Oxford Dictionaries). Prejudice and its resultant problems are present across many genres. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice showcase how prejudice negatively affects those being…

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    him". This biblical proclamation renders the belief that humans are created in God’s likeness, therefore, each is equal. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein illustrates a similar biblical depiction of creation­ where the monster is made in the image of its creator. Using the body parts of dead humans, Victor Frankenstein successfully brings life to his creation, and discovers the secret to animation. In a sense Frankenstein is playing God, which eventually proves to be too much responsibility for him. …

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    Literary Analysis Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published on 1818. It is a novel based on determining who is the real monster. In the novel the two main characters are Victor Frankenstein and the Monster. Victor was concentrated into studying many fields; chemistry, physics, and anatomy. He always knew he was going to change the world forever. The Monster was the experiment of Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein entered the University at Ingolstadt with a desire to major in mathematics and not…

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    suggests that revenge is not always a pitiful act to regain pride. Revenge may be used to express one's sense of justice through raw yet pure actions driven by emotion. In Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein, literary elements such as characterization and conflict are used in attempt to portray the theme, revenge and how it affects one’s sense of morality throughout the course of life. To start, characterization is used in Frankenstein to evince that the monster’s revengeful acts were the…

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