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  Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
One of the first and certainly most enduring Gothic novels of the English literary tradition, its premise allows the reader to hear the story not only from the perspective of the tragic Dr. Frankenstein, but also from that of his listener, Captain Walton -- who has entertained similar fascinations in the natural sciences.
The book is divided into three sections: Shelley's Preface, four letters from Walton to his sister back in England, and the twenty-four chapters that make up Dr. Frankenstein's story.
This version follows the text faithfully and includes one chapter per page, except for Chapter 24, which is much longer than the others and whose format lends to its division into three sections.
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  Frankenstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel by Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein is in some ways allegorical, and was conceived and written during an early phase of the Industrial Revolution, at a time of dramatic change.
Frankenstein and his utter disregard for the human and animal remains gathered in his pursuit of power can be taken as symbolic of the rampant forces of laissez-faire capitalism extant at the time and their basic disregard for human dignity.
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 Frankenstein (1931 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frankenstein is a 1931 horror film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and very loosely based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein was followed by a string of sequels, beginning with Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which is considered by some to be the best film of the series - partly because the Creature actually talks in this film.
In both Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, the assistant is played by Dwight Frye, but he is called 'Fritz' in the former and 'Karl' in the latter.
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 Frankenstein (1931)
The film's most famous scene is the one in which Frankenstein befriends a young girl named Maria at a lake's edge, and mistakenly throws her into the water (and drowns her) along with other flowers.
Frankenstein pats the coffin with his ear close to it, murmuring that there will be a resurrection: "He's just resting - waiting for a new life to come." They haul the heavy coffin back with them on a cart as the moon rises.
Frankenstein hopes to use the victim's brain in his experimental attempt to assemble a new human life form, but the body falls to the ground.
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Its yellow eyes, rough stitching, large size -- Frankenstein found this revolting and although the creature expressed him no harm (in fact it grinned at him), Frankenstein ran out of the room in terror whereupon the creature disappeared.
Near Geneva Frankenstein sees the creature and is convinced it killed his brother.
The films have occasionally been parodied, a notable example being Mel Brooks' comedy Young Frankenstein, which borrows heavily from Whale's two Frankenstein films, including the use of Whale's original laboratory set pieces and the technical services of their original creator, Kenneth Strickfaden.
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 Full text and plot summary of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley, wife of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
However, the bulk of the story is told by Victor Frankenstein who narrates his own creation of a man from bones he has stolen and with the power of electricity.
The novel’s settings of Swiss mountains and Arctic desolation are perfect for Mary Shelley’s tale that was originally conceived abroad in the wet summer of 1816 with Byron and her husband in a night telling ghost stories.
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 Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: A searchable online version at The Literature Network
Frankenstein is a student of natural philosophy in Geneva.
Frankenstein dies and the creature disappears in the wilderness mourning the loss of the man who gave him life.
Perhaps that is justified in the fact that he was designed to be better than humans, however, Dr. Frankenstein never thought about the possibility of his creature having a soul in his mad attempt at benefitting science and though he denies it, likely fortune as well.
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Throughout the rest of the novel Frankenstein is haunted by the specter of what he has accomplished while the monster tries to make a place for himself in a cruel world.
After Frankenstein is deprived of all whom he loved, he hunts the monster to the icy desolation of the Arctic to destroy that which he has wrought.
Frankenstein's ensuing death and the monster's grief inspired vow to destroy himself bring this gothic novel to a close.
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 Frankenstein Movies
Frankenstein was given a comical servant, named Fritz, who wasn’t privy to his master’s experiments.
House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), and Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein (1948) each have their charms, but those charms are supplied by the Wolf Man (Chaney), Count Dracula (John Carradine and Lugosi), Bud and Lou, and assorted mad scientists and (mostly hunchbacked) assistants.
Monster Culture was born, and a new burst of Frankenstein energy generated I was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Frankenstein 1970 (1958; with Karloff as a then-future descendant of Victor Frankenstein) and Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958).
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 Classic-Horror Review of Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (or, more accurately, Frankenstein's Monster) may have started out as a character in a book, but it was in James Whale's 1931 classic (and very loose) adaptation that he acheived cultural godhood - and it's not hard to see why.
Most of the players of Universal's early-to-mid 1930s are here: Frye, Edward Van Sloan as Frankenstein's mentor, makeup artist Jack Pierce, special effects whiz John Fulton, writers Garrett Fort and John L. Balderston, and director James Whale.
As for Elizabeth, Mae Clark is acceptable in the role, but she tends to fall back on her ability to enunciate clearly to get her through the part.
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 Frankenstein Superguide
Yet, within its budget, Frankenstein remained fairly close to the original book with the notable exception that Shelly's monster despite his hideous form is superior to man in every respect including intellectually (and morally?) Shelly's monster is not a lumbering oaf to be pitied, rather an ubermensch to be feared.
Frankenstein's creation was shot, burned, frozen, electrocuted and blown up a score or more times in America, Mexico and France and still Frankenstein's creation lives on, terrorizing maiming killing again and again.
In REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN 2 years later, an enraged mob attacked him and beat his body to a bloody pulp, but a loyal assistant transferredhis still living and undamaged brain to the fleshly frame of a man created by Cushing for an experiment he had not yet completed.
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 Penguin Reading Guides | Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
We are predisposed to identify with Frankenstein, whose character is admired by his virtuous friends and family and even by the ship captain who rescues him, deranged by his quest for vengeance, from the ice floe.
When Frankenstein first becomes engrossed in his efforts to create life, collecting materials from the dissecting room and slaughterhouse, he breaks his ties with friends and family, becoming increasingly isolated.
Frankenstein is both a criticism of humanity, especially of the human notions of technical progress, science, and enlightenment, and a deeply humanistic work full of sympathy for the human condition.
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 Frankenstein: Classic Monster Collection (1931)
Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with the life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts.
It also provides more action and thrills and humor; in Frankenstein, director James Whale used a fair amount of restraint, but he goes completely over the top in the sequel as he aims for the fences.
Frankenstein appears in its original theatrical aspect ratio of approximately 1.37:1 on this single-sided, dual-layered DVD; because of those dimensions, neither disc has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
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During World War II, Frankenstein's heart was brought to Japan from Germany and transported to a laboratory in Hiroshima, in hopes that the immortal heart can be studied to unlock the secrets it might possess.
Appearing in the mountains, trying to capture a large boar, Frankenstein is meant with minimal military resistance, as a few tanks have been dispatched.
Kawaji, still insistent on furthering his study, goes after Frankenstein hoping to preserve just a part of his body that can be taken back to the clinic.
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 Interactive Workshops -- In Search of the Novel
Written when she was only 19, Frankenstein has entered the language and culture as a tale of warning to the modern world and its unthinking faith in science.
Frankenstein attempts to satisfy his ambitions and to broaden human knowledge, but he brings only a curse.
In her 1910 essay, Clara H. Whitmore writes that “the monster created by Frankenstein is closely related to our own human nature.
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 Frankenstein
Frankenstein's monster, like Oedipus and Picasso, were all in a sense responsible for the destruction of their fathers*.
All three also underwent a form of crucifixion; Picasso symbolically, Oedipus when he is exposed by his father, the monster when he is created as well as when he dies under the sign of a burning cross.
The concealed, inverted portrait of the monster in the 1934 drawing appears to have its right eye hanging out, which is a detail that seems to link him symbolically with Odin who had to pull out one of his eyes and hang inverted from a tree.
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 The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), a classic masterpiece of 1930s horror films, appeared as a superior sequel to the original prototype Frankenstein (1931).
Mary defends her Frankenstein novel to her admirer, arguing that it was more than a story about a mad scientist and a monster.
Frankenstein and the dwarf stealing the body out of its new-made grave, cutting the hanged man down from the gallows where he swung creaking in the wind.
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 Watershed Online: A Frankenstein Study
Frankenstein, not directly a manual for child care, is better than most of our modern depictions of how children malform.
Readings on Frankenstein, published by Greenhaven Press, combines varied methods of interpretation, proving itself to be one of the best introductions to Mary Shelley’s monstrous tale we have encountered.
"A Frankenstein FAQ" explores such topics as the circumstances in which Mary Shelley wrote her novel, the genre of literature that best describes the Frankenstein tale, sources that influenced Mary Shelley in crafting her story, and the central theme of Frankenstein.
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 Mary Shelley
Frankenstein hears that his younger brother has been strangled, but Justine, his family's servant confesses the murder.
Frankenstein is a scientist who challenges the Creator of the world with the possibilities of modern science, but is destroyed because he cannot anticipate the outcomes of his own acts.
Mel Brook's parody Young Frankenstein (1974), starring Gene Wilder in the role of the famous doctor, was beautifully photographed - Brooks used many archaic optical devices, including the old 1:85 aspect ratio for height and width of the frame.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics): Books: Mary Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frankenstein is the scion of the evil principle in man, the invention of a man-scientist and a painted bird, who is not accepted by the rest of the human race.
Shelley has written Frankenstein in quite a different way and she writes from a more scientific method then one that is sentimental about it's charachters.
Frankenstein is a book you have to think to and question yourself such things about the world today.
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 Amazon.com: Frankenstein: Books: Mary Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation.
Forget the Frankenstein from the movies and come read the real story of a man, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who is a brilliant scientist with an obsession: play to be God, creating a living human being all by himself.
Frankenstein's nightmare is fully realized when the creature's eyes first blink and he realizes that his experiment worked.
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This is the familiar story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist obsessed with his desire to penetrate the secret of life and create a "perfect" creature.
The outermost is the tale of Walton, a young captain who sails toward the North Pole in hopes of discovering a northern passage to the New World; he is obsessed with penetrating the "dangerous mysteries" of the north.
At first Frankenstein agrees to create a mate for him -- "I am malicious," the creature explains, "because I am miserable." But at the last minute he reconsiders, horrified at the implications of possibly creating a superhuman race.
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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Letter 1 TO Mrs.
A youngster who, but a few years ago, believed in Cornelius Agrippa as firmly as in the gospel, has now set himself at the head of the university; and if he is not soon pulled down, we shall all be out of countenance.
She nursed Madame Frankenstein, my aunt, in her last illness, with the greatest affection and care and afterwards attended her own mother during a tedious illness, in a manner that excited the admiration of all who knew her, after which she again lived in my uncle's house, where she was beloved by all the family.
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 Amazon.com: Frankenstein: DVD: James Whale,Colin Clive,Mae Clarke,John Boles,Boris Karloff,Edward Van Sloan,Frederick ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first two Frankenstein films are nothing short of brilliant (although I still regret that they did not truly recreate the monster of Mary Shelley's imaginative vision), with the sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, actually going one better than the original.
Frankenstein seemed to be a bigger hit, and they actually had better scripts and actors in the "Sons of" films than the others.
Frankenstein is an excellent example of how film in the early 1930s was still used as a visual art form, as in the silent films of the previous decades.
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