Our Frankenstein infographic! It’s alive!
For bibliophiles and Harry Potter fans alike, this week is kind of a big deal. Yeah it’s Thanksgiving and all that, but more importantly, Victor Frankenstein comes out in theaters. In case this is somehow news to you, watch this trailer!
For those of us who are die-hard fans of Mary Shelley’s classic romantic novel, these are sometimes nerve-racking moments. Her beautiful and tragic tale has been reimagined—quite liberally—by filmmakers for more than a hundred years now.
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From Boris Karloff in 1931 to Aaron Eckhart in 2014, Victor Frankenstein’s monster has often been adapted to be more villainous than in Shelley’s heartbreaking tale of humankind’s complex relationship with nature.
While I’m always eager for a closer adaptation of my favorite book, I’m honestly not expecting to find it with Victor Frankenstein, and that’s okay too. I’m still looking forward to watching James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe as Frankenstein and Igor.
While I impatiently wait to see the movie, I wanted to share this handy Frankenstein infographic to help refresh your memory on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Depending on your motives, you can use it for the following:
1. To remember how amazing Frankenstein is and to get excited about seeing Victor Frankenstein!
2. To remember how amazing Frankenstein is and then decide not to see another Hollywood adaptation.
3. To remember how amazing Frankenstein is and then point out all of the inaccuracies in the movie (if you’re one of those).
4. To learn about Frankenstein and Mary Shelley and to read some background information and key critical analysis.
5. To just enjoy an awesome visual representation of a great book!
Take your pick! And be sure to check out Course Hero’s Frankenstein page for interesting essays and other Frankenstein resources.