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An Analysis of Frankenstein.

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An Analysis of Frankenstein In this essay I will be analysing the film adaptation of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' directed by Kenneth Brannagh. Frankenstein was originally written in 1818 and wasn't greeted as a wholesome moral condemnation of a proud man playing 'god'. When is was first reviewed by the Edinburgh magazine, their reviewer said it was 'bordering too closely on impiety.' In 1823 the first adaptation of the popular book was made into a theatrical performance of which Mary Shelley herself attended and was said to be amused by the stage-effects but did not think very highly of Peake's version of her story. Mary did release a Revised Version of her story in 1831. The first full film version was made in 1931, which Boris Karloff stared, as the monster. The film was critically acclaimed and is still well known to this day as a classic. In the newest version of the book titled 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'. ...read more.

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Victor then proceeds to open the 'womb' to let the monster out into the open, he realises that the monster is baby-like and hideous to behold. This shows us that Victor has begun to acknowledge that he has made a grave mistake. He then proceeds to his room, when the monster has been hung up by chains, and when he awakens in the morning the monster has learnt to walk and has found his creator, they then both run around the lab, with Victor throwing objects at his creation in disgust. Victor then manages to get away, to only come back with an axe. At this point in the film there is no music and all of the camera shots are based on Victor. But as he returns the creature has fled into the town. Another major scene is the scene when the family that the monster comes to love and trust without their knowledge, are being thrown out by their landlord, this then makes the monster kill for the first time in the film. ...read more.

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The monster wants this to be his wife, but Victor refuses to give his 'new' bride up to his mistake. So the monster makes the new Elizabeth chose, but she fills herself and sets the house on fire. During this scene the music is very tense and quite. But when she sets herself on fire, it becomes loud and the cameras pull out to show all of the damage that is happening to the house as she runs around. Victor tries to run after his wife to stop her, but she jumps off the stair case, to complete her death. The story of Frankenstein is a story that is meant to tell people that experiments like Victor's should not be carried out and that they should be left alone for the good of humanity. Unfortunately the moral of this story has been lost through out the years in different versions of the book, e.g. the famous 1930s version. I believe that the best version of the book to date is that of which I am writing about in this analysis. ...read more.

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