The director, John Whale, and his staff made several changes to the story in order to create more cinematic material. The resulting movie has changes to Dr. Frankenstein, his monster and scenes. Dr. Frankenstein is modified in the 1931 film adaptation. The first notable difference is that Dr. Frankenstein does not work alone; he is helped by an assistant named Fritz. Together, the two work on the experiment which removes the theme of loneliness and how it can affect someone.
November 20, 2011 Hartman/Period 3 Compare and Contrast Compare and Contrast Paper In both films of the oldest and newest version of Frankenstein there were many differences and similarities. These differences varied from the most important things about the novel to the smallest details. These differences and similarities between the films could be based on the time periods they came out. In the old version of Frankenstein, there were many differences from not only then newest versions but also the novel. The most important difference was that Henry and Victor were switched.
An example of one of these movies is Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch”. Lilo and Stitch’s storyline is very similar to Frankenstein, but with plenty of differences to set the two stories apart. In the beginning of Lilo and Stitch, Stitch is seen escaping from his creator and those who want him dead. This is similar to what the Frankenstein Creature faces, although no one wanted the Creature dead at that time. How the Frankenstein Creature and Stitch escape differs in both stories.
In the novel Frankenstein, author Marry Shelley depicts character Victor Frankenstein as a scientist with a strong passion for forbidden knowledge and finding the answers to life through science. Though his intentions are good this leads him to the creation of a monster. Throughout the novel Frankenstein is constantly encountered by obstacles that test his passions for science and responsibility for his creation. For Victor it seems that the choice to abandon the monster is the easier path, rather than taking care of his creation. In the beginning of the book, right after the creation of the monster, Victor fled his home to get away from the creature, only to return and find that it had escaped.
The quote “its not your fault”, repeated by Sean are strong words trying to get into Will’s head that his past is not his fault. The camera slowly zooms in on Will’s face showing his aggravation at the words, “Its not your fault”, and he lashes out at Sean. Finally when Will realises the truth that it’s not his fault, he breaks down into Sean’s opens arms and cries at this point. Music shows the acceptance of the truth. Similarly in the novel “Pog”, when the little monster wakes up and realises he got through a whole night without a bad dream of humans, he realises that humans aren’t as scary as he first expected.
Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, versus Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Tom Wolfsehr Kenneth Branagh's film, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, includes a number of elements of the novel important to the many readers who regret that the arctic pursuit and setting in which Frankenstein tells his story and the Creature's ability to speak are absent in previous cinematic treatments. Many of the changes Branagh made preserve and even enhance the story, as is the case with his having Victor restore life to the murdered Elizabeth. However, while Branagh deserves credit for having brought to the screen a motion picture that is in some ways far more faithful to the original work, his film so distorts other elements of the novel that Mary Shelley's name does not belong in the title.This criticism is prompted by the unintended disservice the title does to Shelley's purpose in writing the novel, to her family, and to the reading world. As stated in the preface, an important purpose of Shelley's Frankenstein is the "exercise of any untried resources of mind". The dedication of the novel to her father, William Godwin, suggests the kind of exercise she designed.
Book: The death of Waldman is not explicitly mentioned. Movie: Frankenstein was working very hard on his project to revive a human and as he has almost finished, Clerval and Elizabeth want to see him. There is a pandemia and they wand to leave with Frankenstein. Book: I might be wrong but i did not read anything about a pandemia? Movie: Frankenstein is in the mountains with his family / friends as a small thunderstorm cloud comes close to them.
Allusions: Deepening the Reader’s Thoughts An allusion is a rhetorical device that makes a reference to a literary work that is outside the text being read. Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein provides many examples of literary devices, including allusions. Allusions are also used to further explain things that normally would have insufficient information in the text itself. Whether it's another novel, poem, or myth, Shelley’s utilization of allusions relates the characters in Frankenstein to the characters in the referenced works, deepening the reader's understanding. The complete title of Shelley's unique book is Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus.
In a situation that is akin to a combination of the famous story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the novel-turned-movie Shutter Island, the novel of Frankenstein, in this sense, takes place entirely in the mind of Frankenstein, notably including the section of the novel from the point of view of the monster. In the simplest of explanations, Victor would spend different periods of time as himself, and others acting out in the wilderness as “his creation”, living life as he imagined he would live. By these standards, it is Victor who does actually kill William and Henry, as well as causing Justine’s death. The idea that Victor and the monster are literally the same person is indirectly explored in the Frankenstein package that we have been reading throughout this novel. In the Before You Read section for chapters twenty-two to twenty-four, it speaks of the idea of doppelgangers.
Though the methods of creation were different for both parties, both God and Frankenstein created life with good intentions, and the creations failed them (to some degree) in both accounts; however, the key differences in the acceptance of the creation of both mankind and Frankenstein’s monster spelled out inevitable defeat for the doctor trying to follow in the footsteps of God. During Frankenstein’s two year toil, he did things that would be considered despicable by human nature. He dug up bodies, defiled graves, and killed and gathered various animals, all in the hope of stitching together the perfect vessel for transferring life into; at times, Frankenstein even hated himself, disgusted at the work he forced himself to accomplish (Shelley286). However, he completed his task with a huge determination; in fact, he cut himself off from all contact, including his family, because of a need to stay focused on his goal and fear of what other people would think (Shelley 287). When his work was finally done, Shelley describes him as being filled with “anxiety that almost amounted to anxiety” (288).