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Surname 1 Name Institution Affiliation Date Title: 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 finds a way of giving life to inanimate bodies. He uses this knowledge to create a human-like monster. His goal from the beginning was that the work would lead to further scientific advances, and he dedicated himself to the task. However, soon after completing this task, the results of his work scares him. 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. Among the first ones to come out was that directed by James Whales in 1931. Looking at Whales movie, there are a number of differences from the book, as well as some similarities. Thesis Statement This paper shall be anchored ion a thesis that the differences introduced by Whales in the Frankenstein book, helps make the scenes in the movie more exciting and authentic.
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Surname 2 Similarities One of the similarities that is coming out clearly in both the book and the film is the fact that the plot remains largely the same. It is about a scientist who is obsessed with giving life to an inanimate 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 for real, and he is terrified with the results obtained. Another significant similarity is the fact that the mood has been maintained right from the start. Lightning and storms abound in both the book and its films 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 lifetime worried 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. Differences A significant difference between the movie and the book relates to how the creature is brought to life. In the book, Frankenstein is very clear that he does not want to make known how he brings the creature to life. Perhaps this may be his own way of protecting his intellectual property rights or merely a way of ensuring that he escapes and distraction (Braund). Whatever
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