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While their ship is trapped in the ice of the Arctic Seathe crew discovers a man, Victor Frankenstein, traveling across the Arctic on his own. Victor proceeds to tell Walton and the crew his life story. Victor grows up in Geneva with his adopted sister, Elizabeth Lavenzawho will become the love of his life.
However, he is shunned by his peers, who view him as a madman. Eventually, he and his friend Henry Clerval meet Waldmana professor whose notes contain information on how to create life; Waldman warns Victor not to use them lest he create an "abomination".
While performing vaccinations, Waldman is murdered by a patient, who is later hanged in the village square. He is so obsessed with his work that he drives Elizabeth away when she comes to visit him. Victor finally gives his creation life, but instantly regrets his decision and tries to kill it with an axe; the creature steals his coat and is driven away by the townspeople when it tries to steal food.
The creature escapes, running off to the wilderness. He burns down the farm and vows revenge on his creator. Victor, who believes the creature to be dead, returns to Geneva to marry Elizabeth.
He finds his younger brother William has been murdered. Justine, a servant of the Frankenstein household, is framed for the crime by the creature and hanged by a lynch mob. The creature abducts Victor and demands that he make a companion for him, promising to leave his creator in peace in return.
Maddened with grief beyond measure, Victor races home to bring Elizabeth back to life. The two are briefly and happily reunited until the creature appears, demanding Elizabeth as his bride. The story returns to the Arctic Circle.
Victor tells Walton that he has been pursuing his creation for months to kill him. Soon after relating his story, Victor dies from pneumonia. The crew prepares a funeral pyre, but the ceremony is interrupted when the ice around the ship cracks.
Walton invites the creature to stay with the ship, but the creature insists on remaining with the pyre. Cast[ edit ] Robert De Niro as The Creationthe product of an experiment with corpses and electricity.
Initially kind and innocent, the Creation gradually becomes violent and murderous when it realizes that it will never be accepted as human. Kenneth Branagh as Victor Frankensteina scientist obsessed with conquering death, which ultimately destroys his family and himself.
She is resurrected following her murder at the hands of the Creation, but ends killing herself out of self-loathing.
His brain is later used for the creature following his death. Richard Briers as Grandfather, an elderly blind man who is kind to the Creation. Moritz, the head servant in the household who often fights with Justine.Was this review helpful? Sign read the novel by Mary Shelley to compare with this version that "is considered the most faithful film adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
My vote is eight. it is here that the major similarities between the original novel and Kenneth Branagh's creation end. Mary Shelley's classic Gothic horror. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. August 30, February 1, Nationality: British; English Birth Date: August 30, Death Date: February 1, Genre(s): NOVELS.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is more similar to his monster than different, which is one of the main themes of the novel. For example, throughout the novel, both Victor and his monster are outcasts in society.
George Gordon, Lord Byron, was a poet. He was descended from John, first Lord Byron, who was succeeded by his brother Richard (). Richard's son, William (d. ), became third lord, and wrote some bad verses. "Captures all the bliss and folly of Mary Shelley’s disastrous surrender to love, and the sorrowful steps by which she became the author of FRANKENSTEIN.".
It is, however, the first novel in a three-book series so you should not expect a complete all-bases-covered ending.
If you are concerned about historical accuracy, Destefano writes a section at the end of this novel which delivers a lot of facts/5(26).