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Lastname1 Comparison and Contrast of Book and Film Frankenstein Jason Glasgow Penn Foster College
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Lastname2 Comparison and Contrast of Book and Film Frankenstein Introduction The Frankenstein is a fictional story written by Mary Shelley in 1818. Victor Frankenstein is a young, hardworking scientist who has established a way of bringing an inanimate body into life. His goal from the beginning was for the work to lead to further scientific advances, and he dedicated himself to the task. However, after completing the task, the results of his work were scary. The monster eventually escapes from the laboratory and causes a lot of problems to the community. Victor Frankenstein lives in perpetual horror and fear of the monster. His is terrified at the prospect of the creature disrupting his wedding to Elizabeth; something it had threatened to do. The turning point comes when the monster kills his fiancé. He overcomes his fear and joins the public in a hunting mission to find and kill the monster. There have been some movie versions of Shelley’s book. The first one was directed by James Whales in 1931. Looking at Whales’ movie; there are some differences from the book, as well as some similarities. Thesis Statement Important differences between the movie and the book can be noted in the way the monster is brought to life, change of first name of the main protagonist, Frankenstein and in how the monster acquire knowledge. These differences have been introduced so as to make the movie interesting and have greater impact on the audience and therefore connect with their emotions. The Plot One of the similarities between the book and the film is the fact that the plot remains mostly the same. The plot narrates the tale of a scientist obsessed with giving life to an inanimate
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Lastname3 body. Frankenstein is so much absorbed in this task, that he is ready to take whatever risk to complete the task. However, it is the fruits of his hard labor that leads to his downfall, especially when the creature comes to life, and he is terrified of the results obtained. Mood Another significant similarity is the fact that the mood has been maintained right from the start. Lightening and storms abound in both the book and its film version. Therefore, whether one is reading the book or viewing it, there is a sense that the ending will not be a happy one. These natural effects are used to foreshadow something horrible that is in the offing (Kenny). There is no peace in the land, and people have to spend their time worrying about what is going to happen next. The future is not very predictable for these people. The constant lightning and storms become the cornerstone of the storyline, and also goes a long way in making it horrifying.
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