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From Minions, Frankenbob, the Frankenstein of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. Frankenstein’s monster or Frankenstein’s creature, sometimes referred to as simply “Frankenstein“, is an English fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley‘s 1818 novel Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley’s title thus compares the monster’s creator, Victor Frankenstein, to the mythological character Prometheus, who fashioned humans out of clay and gave them fire. In Shelley’s Gothic story, Victor Frankenstein builds the creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous method based on a scientific principle he discovered. Shelley describes the monster as 8 feet (240 cm) tall and terribly hideous, but emotional. The monster attempts to fit into human society but is shunned, which leads him to seek revenge against Frankenstein. According to the scholar Joseph Carroll, the monster occupies “a border territory between the characteristics that typically define protagonists and antagonists“. Frankenstein’s monster became iconic in popular culture, and has been featured in various forms of media, including films, television series, merchandise and video games. The most popularly recognized versions are the film portrayals by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film Frankenstein, the 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein, and the 1939 sequel Son of Frankenstein.
As depicted by Shelley, the monster is a sensitive, emotional creature whose only aim is to share his life with another sentient being like himself. The novel portrayed him as versed in Paradise Lost, Plutarch’s Lives, and The Sorrows of Young Werther. From the beginning, the monster is rejected by everyone he meets. He realizes from the moment of his “birth” that even his own creator cannot stand the sight of him, this is obvious when Frankenstein says “…one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped…“. Upon seeing his own reflection, he realizes that he too is repulsed by his appearance. His greatest desire is to find love and acceptance, but when that desire is denied, he swears revenge on his creator. The monster is a vegetarian. While speaking to Frankenstein, he tells him, “My food is not that of man, I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite, acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment… The picture I present to you is peaceful and human”. At the time the novel was written, many writers, including Percy Shelley in A Vindication of Natural Diet, argued that practicing vegetarianism was the morally right thing to do. Contrary to many film versions, the creature in the novel is very articulate and eloquent in his speech.
Almost immediately after his creation, he dresses himself, and within 11 months, he can speak and read German and French. By the end of the novel, the creature is able to speak English fluently as well. The Van Helsing and Penny Dreadful interpretations of the character have similar personalities to the literary original, although the latter version is the only one to retain the character’s violent reactions to rejection. In the 1931 film adaptation, the monster is depicted as mute and bestial, it is implied that this is because he is accidentally implanted with a criminal’s “abnormal” brain. In the subsequent sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, the monster learns to speak, albeit in short, stunted sentences. In the second sequel, Son of Frankenstein, the creature is again rendered inarticulate. Following a brain transplant in the 3rd sequel, The Ghost of Frankenstein, the monster speaks with the voice and personality of the brain donor. This was continued after a fashion in the scripting for the 4th sequel, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, but the dialogue was excised before release. The monster was effectively mute in later sequels, although he refers to Count Dracula as his “master” in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The monster is often portrayed as being afraid of fire, although he is not afraid of it in the novel.
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