Major Character Analysis. Difference between movie and book.

Essay by missmiseryHigh School, 10th gradeA+, April 2004

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Victor Frankenstein:

In the movie, it is evident Victor was a kind man, he generally was likeable. He was a good child, and he treated everyone fairly. Until his mother dies. Depressed and utterly distraught by his mothers death he is determined to never have to live through that kind of pain again. He believes no one should have to go through the pain of losing someone they loved. He goes to college, makes a friend and also meets a fellow doctor, Professor Walden who is just as selfish as he. They speak together of bringing the dead to life. It is apparent that Professor Walden has already figured out the secret to reanimation, but he is afraid to have try it. The fact that the monster he creates would never be loved and destroy him, is what holds back Professor Walden. Victor mistakes this as just a weakness, and when Professor Walden suffers an unfortunate death, Victor takes his books, and engulfs himself in the process of reanimation.

Although he becomes completely entranced by his work, and shut off from society, he is always brought back to reality either from his friend Henry Clerval or Elizabeth. When Victor creates the monster he realizes, too late, that it will ultimately destroy him. Trying to destroy the monster leads to his, once again, distancing from society and brings him and all that he has loved death, the exact thing he was trying to prevent. In the book Victor Frankenstein was a sexiest who didn't care for anyone but himself. The only woman he really ever had respect for was his mother. He was always obsessed with sciences and the human life, his mothers death only drives him farther into preserving life. He is completely obsessed throughout the book even though...