The mythical creature Frankenstein’s monster has been the subject of many a story and even a film. It’s origins are often traced back to the tales of Greek mythology, and is considered an icon of horror. However, there is more to it than meets the eye.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a gothic horror novel. It uses mythical references to examine the consequences of using scientific power for irrational purposes. Her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, creates a creature that reinterprets classical myths in the modern age.
As a student of natural science, Victor Frankenstein constructs a creature from a number of dead bodies. The creature becomes violent and begins to hate humankind. He is driven away from the city by a family, then spends time in the woods near Ingolstadt.
The title of the novel, Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus, reflects the character’s similarity to the mythological character Prometheus. According to legend, Prometheus was a Titan, a powerful god who worked tirelessly to create the world. However, Zeus disapproved of Prometheus’ creations.
Victor Frankenstein, like Prometheus, strives to fulfill his ambition of remaking life. But instead of creating a male creation, he creates a female. By doing so, he essentially usurps divine authority.
Frankenstein’s monster, on the other hand, is a ferocious creature that seeks revenge for his creator. His physical appearance and lack of social and community life make him a terrifying outsider. He lives alone and suffers from being lonely.
Frankenstein’s monster was first introduced in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein. Later it appeared in many forms of media.
Films based on the story
Films based on the story of Frankenstein’s monster have been a staple of popular culture for over a century. Though the novel by Mary Shelley is 204 years old, the monster’s appearance in movies is almost as contemporary as the ’80s.
The original Frankenstein film (1931) was directed by James Whale and features Boris Karloff as the Monster. It’s one of the first movies ever made.
Another adaptation is a play by Peggy Webling. The 1910 version starred Augustus Philips. This movie is a bit hammy. However, it does make a point of using the ‘Doppelganger’ motif in a clever way.
For those interested in the history of the movie, there’s a great website. Here, you’ll find all of the most important versions of the Frankenstein myth. You can also check out the continuations of the myth in modern science fiction and horror films.
Among the most notable films based on the Frankenstein myth are the three Universal films. These include Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Frankenstein Island, and Son of Frankenstein.
Another film to note is the cult musical, the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This feature a raven-haired, soulful Creature. Several other films in the series have similar characteristics, including Weird Science, Transylvania 6-5000, and Dr. Hackenstein.
There are many more movies based on the Frankenstein story. Some of these movies are also a remake of the 1910 movie.
Godzilla vs Frankenstein’s monster
Godzilla vs Frankenstein’s monster is a movie that was meant to be made in 1964. The story involved a giant monster that grew out of the heart of the original Frankenstein. This monster fought against Godzilla, and was eventually defeated.
The concept of the film was originally developed by stop-motion pioneer Willis O’Brien. He sold his idea to Toho. However, Toho wanted to make it a monster movie. Instead of producing the giant Frankenstein, they replaced it with their own character.
While this was not a success, Toho continued to work on the idea. They hoped to make a Frankenstein film, but they didn’t think the story made sense. Their next idea was to make a large version of the Frankenstein monster fight against Godzilla.
They thought it was a bit too far-fetched. They were afraid it would go after humans. Luckily, they found a way around this problem.
Eventually, Toho decided to make a sequel to their first Frankenstein movie. They also decided to pit a new monster against Godzilla. That’s when they settled on Baragon.
Baragon is a dinosaur that has been attacking humans. It has a special power to fire energy rays from its mouth. Kawaji hopes to blind the monster with grenades. Bowen tries to stop him.