"Frankenstein" Comparison Essay by miguelu

This essay focuses on Mary Shelley's book "Frankenstein" published in 1818 and on the 1993 film version of Shelley's novel by filmmaker David Wickes.
# 5803 | 1,480 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Literature (English) , Film (Television) , English (Comparison)

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This is a comparative essay on the original version of the story "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley and how this version changed somewhat in the remake of the film in 1993. The main difference between the movie and the story is that the movie diverges in its approach to the physical creation of the monster and highlights the psychological reading of the process of the monster's creation.

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""Frankenstein" is story about a young Swiss boy, Victor Frankenstein, who was raised in Geneva, who became enthralled by reading the works of an ancient and outdated alchemist. This unusual background will prove unhelpful when he attends university at Ingolstadt. There he learns about modern science and, within a few years, masters all that his professors have to teach him. He becomes fascinated with the "secret of life," discovers it, and brings a hideous monster to life by assembling old body parts and infusing them with strange chemicals, which he animates with a mysterious spark. body parts, which are infused with strange chemicals, and animated by a mysterious spark. In the 1993 film version of Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, published in 1818, filmmaker David Wickes narrates Shelley's defiant vision of the overconfidence of scientific hubris in the portrayal of Victor Frankenstein and his monster."

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