Reading the book Frankenstein is a vastly different from watching any of the movies made about the monster. Many may think they know the story but they do not if they have never read the book.
First of all, the monster was not named Frankenstein and didn’t not move like a slow moving lumbering oaf with his arms extended out-front moaning, neither did he come to life as portrayed in movies. He came to life alert and fully aware of the abomination Dr. Frankenstein had committed. He wakes up a really mean wisecrack and an evil smart-aleck who kills for the thrill.
Secondly, the monster looked nothing as how he’s depicted in movies. That’s how people didn’t know what he was. The inhuman speed and strength was another indicator he was otherworldly.
The monster Frankenstein has a name but he refuses to reveal Dr. Frankenstein what is it.
The first soul stolen from Paradise brings the body to life but when the man wakes up he cried unto God to pulled him back into heaven saying there’s no way he wants to come back to earth. God pulled him back from the patched work body and it died.
Then Dr. Frankenstein tries again, but that first time would have been enough for a sane person. They got that part partial right in the movies. But the man wasn’t mad. He was just that full of himself and his expertise. Most people would have stopped when the first former dead body cried out to God and died again.
The second spirit entering the lifeless was what animated the body, not wholly the electricity which Dr. Frankenstein eventually had to come to terms and admit. He had to admit he has no idea what that thing is for it isn’t a human soul within that body. He knows it is not a demon for the body can regenerates itself and demons can not reinvigorate a body. The monster wasn’t ugly and all messed up as portrayed in movies.
After creating his bride or rather preparing a body for another to enter. Dr. Frankenstein dismembered the body of Frankenstein’s bride and toss the parts in a lake for he realizes that she will be the same as the first one and the two would be able to procreate. That’s the second clue it wasn’t a demon. But that’s what piss the monster off and he goes out and kill everybody he can get his hands on including Dr. Frankenstein’s wife and best friend. He’d already killed the little boy by now. The doctor’s little brother-in-law.
He doesn’t kill the blind old man who invited him inside to sit at the fireplace because the old man figures out very quickly what he is, plus the old man pretends he isn’t calling Jesus. He let him lives. The man may had been blind but he could understand the presence of what he felt.
Thirdly, the monster is quick and very intelligent. After killing everyone close to Dr. Frankenstein. The good Dr. Frankenstein decides to hunt him down and kill him. On a wild goose chase of an expedition they doctor get news while abroad an ice-breaker in the Northland of the monster’s whereabouts. Dr. Frankenstein had finally tracks him down. Well, let’s just say the monster allowed him to catch up with him. As he laid dying the thing is last seen running across ice at an exceptional speed. That monster had ran him raggedy by the time he allowed the doctor to catch up with him. Seeing him and that cocky smile was when Dr. Frankenstein finally accepted what that thing is. It was an immortal not a demon. The monster was a reveant brought to life by an immortal inhabiting that body. The monster is mocking the doctor when he referred to him as “Father”
I think people don’t wanted to include all the supernatural elements of the story and say all these things because the original story mentioned God, Paradise, Immortals, demons and screw up the story for many generations who are too lazy to read. You miss out on a lot when you don’t read.
Yes, the book is different and better.
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Yes, the book is much better than any movie I have seen of it.