What are the differences between a book and a movie? Books and movies are both written. There is also a considerably more amount of money involved in making a movie.
The differences are HUGE. In the original novel, the Monster was designed to be beautiful and was alert, fast, strong, and downright eloquent in his speech. Upon animating, his beauty became a sick mockery of what the Doctor had intended, and the Monster was described as 'hideous'.
This, and his strength, are all that remains of the monster from the novel, when transferred to the movie. The original novel is bookended with narration by a seaman in the arctic, Captain Walton.
The ship has picked up a man who was on the ice, on a dogsled, nearly frozen. This man is Victor Frankenstein.
The rest of the novel recounts Frankenstein's story, as told to the Captain. The book had no hunchbacked assistant, and no abnormal brain. The Monster turned out just as Frankenstein intended In the book, the Doctor betrayed his creation first by abandoning it immediately after granting it life, then by destroying a second monster, designed to be its bride.
The Monster had intended to take his bride to distant lands, where none but they could live, and live with her in peace. The Doctor, just before giving the Bride life, chose instead to destroy it, tearing it asunder, so as to not create another abomination as he supposed the Monster to be.
The novel also featured the Monster killing or being responsible for the deaths of most of the Frankenstein family: Victor's brother, wife, and best friend. Victor's father dies of illness after this. Thus, in the books, the Monster and Victor are mutually antagonistic, with the book culminating in Victor swearing to follow the Monster to the ends of the earth, until one of them destroys the other.
The Monster realizes that the death of it's creator brings it no peace, and vows to the Captain that it will build a funeral pyre, and immolate itself. In short, the movie took the core elements of the novel - a man playing God, and the awful ramifications, and put them into a frame that could be easily shot.
It based its work off of a play which had already done much of this: All of these made the play a good source for the movie, but they lost most of the specifics in the transition. The only real similarities between the novel and the original movie are character names, the moral, and the fact that the Monster kills people.Of the two early film adaptations of Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, the sequel to the film, starring Boris Karloff and released in by Universal, is much more faithful to the.
Compare and Contrast: Frankenstein Book and Movie. Anyone who has read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and seen James Whale’s film version knows that the similarities between the two are minuscule at best, while the differences abound.
Similarities include character, mood, and plot, though even within these there are numerous differences.
In reading the book Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and watching the by the same title, I discovered several large differences. Primarily, the edited and modified parts were changed to make the movie more interesting.
In the book, Marry Shelley described everything in great detail.
Comparing and Contrasting the Book and Play Version of Shelley's Frankenstein - Do not judge a book by its cover. A Comparison of Film Techniques of Two Film Versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - A Comparison of Film Techniques of Two Film Versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley wrote her novel 'Frankenstein' when she was.
The novel of "Frankenstein" portrays the creature as a sympathetic, tragic figure who desires only the affection of his creator, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, while the film version, which stars Boris Karloff as the creature, suggests that the creature is monstrous, violent and evil.
Frankenstein and his monster have been portrayed in a book and in movies. Examine the difference between the original novel and two movies from the s in this lesson.