Frankenstein and Moral Development

Frankenstein, written in the early 1800s by Mary Shelley, shows how emotional and mental development play a role in who we become or how we act. This story remains popular today and Hollywood returns to the story regularly. A new version of the story, called Victor Frankenstein, came out on November 25th. However, this version does not matchup to Mary Shelley’s version.Frankenstein film

It is interesting to see the progress of the monster in the various remakes of the story. The monster had developed from a monster and horror to something cute for kids. There are still horror aspects of the monsters for movies geared towards adults. However the monster is portrayed differently throughout the years. He is portrayed as intelligent as times and unintelligent as other times.

In Mary Shelley’s book, he is intelligent and aware of his surroundings. After Victor Frankenstein, the scientist who created him, abandoned him, the monster had to learn everything on his own. Ultimately, he found a family in the woods whom we could observe. From that family, the monster learned how to talk and act. He also got hold of books that allowed him to expand his knowledge. When he tried to approach the family, it ended in disaster because they couldn’t see past his ugly and very large exterior.

Frankenstein bookThat rejection, along with being abandoned by his creator, took an emotional toll on the monster. The monster became angry and bitter, vowing to take revenge of Victor Frankenstein. This revenge took the form of murdering everyone whom Frankenstein loved.


Frankenstein,
written in the early 1800s by Mary Shelley, shows how emotional and mental development play a role in who we become or how we act. This story remains popular today and Hollywood returns to the story regularly. A new version of the story, called Victor Frankenstein, came out on November 25th. However, this version does not match up to Mary Shelley’s version.

 

Works Cited

“Frankenstein: Mary Shelley.” Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.

<http://www.amazon.ca/Frankenstein-Mary-Shelley/dp/0486282112>.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Dover Publications, 1994. Print.

“Victor Frankenstein Movie Trailer : Teaser Trailer.” Victor Frankenstein Movie Trailer : Teaser            Trailer. Teaser-Trailer, 18 Aug. 2015. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://teaser-       trailer.com/victor-frankenstein-movie-trailer/>.

This is a guest post from Tori Lyman. Tori is an honor student who is majoring in accounting and minoring in .

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