Video Game adaptations of Frankenstein

Besides the many film adaptations of Frankenstein, there are also a few video game adaptations of this work as well. Frankenstein’s Monster (1983) The first game that was created was for Atari 2600. The game involves making the character go through the castle of Dr. Frankenstein. The character must prevent Dr. Frankenstein from creating the … Continue reading Video Game adaptations of Frankenstein

Frankenstein Film (1910)

The first adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was released on March 18, 1910 in the United States and it was only a 12-minute film. It was made by Edison Studios and it was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley. The main cast included Augustus Phillips as Dr. Frankenstein, Charles Ogle as the monster, and … Continue reading Frankenstein Film (1910)

Geography in Frankenstein

In Frankenstein there are several different locations mentioned. Below these locations are plotted on a map and listed. Each location has a description of what events occured there throughout the novel. 1. St. Petersburgh, Russia The story beings here with Robert Walton starting out on his journey. 2. Arkhangelsk, Russia In the novel, this place is … Continue reading Geography in Frankenstein

Narration and Setting in Frankenstein

Perspectives There are several different narrative perspectives throughout the novel. It begins with a few letters by Robert Walton to his sister. His letters are telling the story about coming across Victor Frankenstein and then they lead into Victor’s story. Victor’s story is in first person narration with parts that lead into the monster’s story. … Continue reading Narration and Setting in Frankenstein

Frankenstein Glossary

  Term Definition Abhorrence A feeling of strong disgust. 62 Apparition An unusual or unexpected sight. 8 Approbation An act of approving formally or officially. 57 Benevolence Disposition to do good. 10 Callous Feeling or showing no sympathy for others. 46 Condemnation The state of being condemned. 86 Convalescence To recover health and strength gradually … Continue reading Frankenstein Glossary

Science Fiction

Mary Shelley created one of the first science fiction stories with her novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Science fiction has a wide array of definitions and there is not just one “correct one.” The well-known literary critic, M. H. Abrams describes science fiction as, “…an imagined reality that is radically different in its nature and … Continue reading Science Fiction