Frankenstien By Mary Shelley Compares The Movie The Bride Of Frankensteins Theme To The Novels Themes

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Effectively portrayedMary Shelley's novel Frankenstein is primarily concerned with presenting the destructive effects of prejudice on innocent sole, who is trying to be among a society. The novel demonstrates this by displaying the monsters constant rejection from humans, because of his hideous complexion. The film, The Bride of Frankenstein was created to portray the novel and to entertain the people, successfully grasped the theme of the novel Frankenstien. Despite the director's obligation to make the film petrifying, The Bride of Frankenstein develops the theme effectively by stressing the monster's humanistic traits with the people he encounters, despite them spurning him. In the earlier film, Frankenstein (1932), neglects to show the monster's humanistic traits. This films focuses more on entertaining the audience and showing the monster as a barbaric creature that has no intentions on being virtuous. The manner of which this film demonstrates these malicious qualities is by showing how the monster rejects kindness from the very moment it was created. For example, when the monster was first created, his creator was very kind to him and wanted to be his friend. But the monster disregards the creator's kindness and instead of welcoming him, as a humane creature would do; he attacks him. Another example of the monsters barbaric traits is when the monster encounters a sweet little girl. The little girl and him were perfect for each other because they both were very lonely. The girl's father didn't pay any attention to her, so she was so desperate that she wanted to befriend the monster. However, the monster had different kinds of plans; instead of returning her virtuous acts, he viciously murdered her. From the very moment the creature was introduced in the film the director made it his duty to show the audience that there wasn't any probability of the creature being benevolent. The director does this by giving the monster a criminal brain, which shows that he is not suitable to be a benign human.To the contrary of the film Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein effectively demonstrates the theme of the novel by showing the monster's sudden urge to be accepted by mankind. Once the monster experiences true kindness he is addicted to it. For example, after savage men chased the monster, he encounters a kind old man. This man, who was portrayed to resemble Mr. Delacey, accepted the monster because they were both created with a handicap and are friendless. The blind hermit was the only true human...

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