Frankenstein - book vs. movie

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Although in both movies and the book "Frankenstein" is portrayed as a monster there are many different perceptions about of him. In movies the monster will not stop at anything he was only out to hurt or destroy others as appose to the book where he tried to make friends and find someone to cherish and love. The book and movie both show different characteristics which the monster possesses and how they directly or indirectly relate to one another.

In the movie, "Frankenstein" has a green complexion and bolts coming out the sides of his neck. The bolts symbolize the way the monster was brought to life, through electricity. Also he usually wears a black suit and pants, this shows the darkness which surrounded the monster. In most of the movies Frankenstein walks like a zombie and moves very slowly. Movies portrayed Frankenstein as very stupid, he couldn't talk or read.

The horrific monster would just roam the world looking for people and families to torment and kill. There was one man in the movie Frankenstein played by Boris Karloff which he did befriend, he was a blind man. I think he had this friend only because the man could not see his scary face which others were so terrified of.

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" the book was very different from the movies and TV shows. For one the monster was not even called Frankenstein. He was only being called that because of his creator Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Before the doctor created him he was supposed to be a great work of art, a new creature in the making , and invention which could possibly change the world. " I had selected his features as beautiful, beautiful!", This is what Victor had said before the monster had come to life.