Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Myth for Modern Man
How can we think of Frankenstein and ignore the film classic of 1931—who can forget the remarkable appearance of Boris Karloff as the unnamed monster? Yet the celebrated film does not follow the novel by Mary Shelley. Although the scene of a futuristic laboratory entrances movie audiences with the mad Dr. Frankenstein and his faithful assistant Igor, the scene is derived from twentieth century imaginations and interests, not
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of view, modern audiences will forever be inclined to consider the monster to be a murderous beast with bad brains, and Dr. Henry Frankenstein (as he was called in the Karloff version) to be the man gone mad with the desire to play God.
this essay is 3 pages and uses references to boris karloff's film and mary shelley's novel, frankenstein. its worth a B in my AP class, an A- in most other classes.