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Lastname1 Name Professor Class Date Comparison and Contrast of Book and Film Frankenstein Introduction The Frankenstein is a fictional story that was written by Mary Shelley in 1818. It is believed that she drew inspiration for writing this story form her own experience of a miscarriage she suffered during her first pregnancy (Pacejmiller). According to the story, Victor Frankenstein, is a young, hardworking and innovative scientist who had discovered a way of bringing inanimate bodies to life. From the beginning, his key goal is to succeed in his first project, and maybe later on, have this work contribute to major scientific advances. He therefore dedicated himself to the task of bringing into life a dead body. This was a kin to playing God by actually creating a being. Matters however, turn to a head once he completed the task. The results of his work were quite scary, and he had to flee his laboratory; he had created a monster, which was desperate to be loved and cared for, but there was no one to fill this void. It felt spurned and caused a lot of problems, including killings, in the community. On the other hand, Victor Frankenstein is not staying easy. He lives in perpetual horror and fear of the monster. He fears the monster would kill his love, Elizabeth and therefore disrupt his impending wedding, something the monster had threatened to do. The turning point comes when the monster fulfilled this threat, and killed Elizabeth. Victor overcomes his fears and joins the villagers on hunting mission to find and kill the monster. There have been a number of movie versions of Shelley’s book. The first movie by the same title, Frankenstein, was directed in 1931 by James Whales. Looking at Whales movie, there are a number of differences from the book, as well as similarities.
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Lastname2 Thesis Statement Important differences between the book and the movie can be seen five key areas including how the monster is brought to life, change of the first name of the main protagonist, Frankenstein, how the monster acquires knowledge and the role of the narrator. This differences have been introduced so as to make the movie interesting and have greater impact on the audience by appealing to their emotions. The Plot The plot ion both the novel and the movie remains largely the same. At the core of it is the story of a young and ambitious scientist, Frankenstein, who finds a method of bringing to life inanimate bodies. He is obsessed with his first major task, that he is ready to take whatever risk to complete it. However, all this hard labor leads to his downfall. Immediately the creature comes to life, he is so terrified with the results that he takes off. From then on, he lives in perpetual terror and fear, until the end of the movie. However, there are a number of differences that are worth noting. To begin with, the end of the story is quite telling. In the novel, Frankenstein dies out of apparent emotional and physical strain he had undergone due to his fears. His death comes after the death of his love, Elizabeth. In the movie, the monster is killed
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