In the most important aspects of Frankenstein; Frankenstein is compelling in and of itself. This book has stories that surround other stories, setting them up in one way or another. Frankenstein is a gothic novel that focuses on mysterious or supernatural features. It takes place in dark, often exotic settings. Readers feel uneasy and in terror after reading the novel.
The film contains strong sexual content, but according to Pirie (2008) does more than parade nudity, rather the film, with its strong rain soaked vegetation, employs a vivid natureous scene, along with, the violent sexual nature of the vampires. The film, was later re-released as Daughters of Dracula, and many similarities can be drawn with the film, Dracula, in terms of its theme and in terms of its props, such as, according to Pirie (2008) the castle like house and the elegant goblets of wine. Within this film, one of the female vampires becomes so obsessed with her partner that she cannot keep her hands off him, aware that with every bite she takes; he becomes weaker and weaker, thus demonstrating the violent sexual nature of the vampire. Indeed, in one scene, another vampire girl is seen literally prising the lifeless figure of her partner from the arms of another vampire, who has drained his body of all
Throughout the development of horror cinema – the figure of the ‘vampire’ has changed and progressed dramatically. When thinking of the ‘classic’ figure of the ‘vampire’ – one of the first that comes to the minds of most is none other than Hammers Dracula (Horror of Dracula; 1958). The stereotypical judgments or thoughts towards the ‘classic’ vampire figure – in this case, Dracula – is most notably known to be from Transylvania. He seduces and lures his victims in order to suck blood for survival and also finding pleasure in the process of his kill. Ultimately, Dracula is portrayed as evil, a threat to society and a menace.
When movies made their debute, it was only a matter of time before horror stories were filmed. But since it was the slient era, these movies had to rely on visual appearance, such as shawdows and light. It requrie people to bring these monsters into pysiche form. Some of this was hard to do since the film was black and white. One popular movie was Nosferatu, a film about a vampire.
The main theme of marry Shelly’s Frankenstein is Gothicism. Within marry Shelly’s novel Frankenstein we see elements of gothic and the supernatural, sometimes represented through the grotesque. The gothic supernatural is described as being real and disturbing according to Linda Bayer. In fact it can be described as simply being something we are used to and implementing it in the world around us making it more immediate, more believable. Within this theme we see the reoccurring element of gothic villains where “the exaggeration of just one aspect of the beautiful can produce the hideous,” (Bayer 80) in this case it is literal and can be applied to the monster where this is achieved with “combinations of the normal or even beautiful through an unexpected fusion of different realms.
Analyze the gothic features of the creation scene in Frankenstein The Creation scene in Frankenstein is rife with gothic tropes, ranging from excessive emotion and extreme reactions to elements of the supernatural, transgression of boundaries and symbolic representation of the various parts of the human mind. The most obvious gothic feature in this scene, and perhaps the entire book has to be the idea of the supernatural or otherworldly. Though technically speaking the monster is created through science, it would be impossible to say that it is not a supernatural feature in the text; the science used to bring the ‘inanimate body’ back to life is simply referred to as ‘the instruments of life’. This is the only explanation we get for how the creature is brought to life, all we know is that something that would have been considered only just the wrong side of the impossible to a contemporary readership, happened in Frankenstein’s Laboratory. This idea of the supernatural being something just out of reach to be considered possible is common in gothic texts in relation to the views contemporary readers of the texts would have had.
Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the classic novels of the 19th century and considered by some to be the first actual work of science fiction. The plot of the story is that an aspiring scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, reanimates a corpse and afterwards the monster takes revenge on his neglectful creator. The books popularity and influence has led to a long string of movies and adaptations. The most recognizable of these films is the 1931 Frankenstein starring the horror icon Boris Kosloff. The director, John Whale, and his staff made several changes to the story in order to create more cinematic material.
A typical horror film has the same group of characters who are visible throughout the film. The character which is most definitely expected and completes a horror film is an antagonist also known as the villain. This is typical for a horror as someone who scares, kills or commits crime etc. is normally the main focus of the storyline without an antagonist the film would not be classed as a horror as they are an important part with creating the element of fear and vulnerability. For example in Dracula, Count Dracula is the antagonist and In the Devil Rides Out its Mocata.
In addition, Frankenstein himself believes that he has created 'a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived'. Therefore, the reader's impression of the creature is biased at this point. Even before the creature is introduced to the reader, the choice of diction in the chapter prepares its entrance. Firstly, the fact that the corpse was brought to life on a 'dreary night of November' underlines its importance in Frankenstein's life. It also implies that Frankenstein was only
Dracula criticises the conservative nature of the social situation in the Victorian era, as well as the unrefined, superstitious nature of the pre-enlightenment era. An example of this juxtaposition is found in the character of Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing’s character juxtaposes the scientific man of the enlightenment era with the superstitious vampire hunter: “We went into the room, taking the [garlic] with us [to keep vampires away]. The Professor’s actions were