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Author Topic: Frankenstein's Monster: Handsome But Intimidating ?  (Read 162 times)
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« on: August 23, 2020, 01:53:29 pm »

I would want to reality check what said at 4:29 to 4:45 of this video, that is than Frankenstein's monster is actually not as monstrous looking than movie usually depict him. His intelligence is pretty much common knowledge by now, but his beauty? :
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This video is the only thing online making this claim, and being more a comic book kind of guy, i wish than someone who actually read the book can comfirm or infirm this.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 12:36:21 pm »

Should i take this silence like a no ?
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 12:51:10 pm »

It's been some time since I read the book (and that on my phone) but I seem to recall that the Creature (Shelley never calls it a "monster") was æsthetically above average. I know that Overly Sarcastic got the rest of the story right, so I'm going to say she got this part right as well.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 01:58:52 pm »

Thank You. Will be fun to see a adaptation with the creature as a Netflix’s Geralt-type.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 03:45:03 pm »

I read the book more than 20 years ago and I can remember the creature reading books at one stage. I thought he was thinking philosophically about his role in life etc. According to Wikipedia, he was terrified by his own appearance.

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 06:47:38 pm »

As far as I remember, the Russian translation.

As a construction, he was better than an ordinary person.

But appearance ... He was at least very different from an ordinary person. Problems were with the skin, eyes, proportions.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 04:16:37 am »

From the book, chapter 5, paragraph 2.

"How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips."

So basically, Mary Shelley envisioned the creature as an athetic, muscular giant of about six feet nine or ten inches, or 210 cm, with quite handsome features, but looking like  a desiccated copse. A much subtler horror than any of the film versions, but all the more ghastly for that. He was noticably faster and more agile than a human, and much, much stronger. By the end of the book hecould read and speak five languages, and was a bit of a philosopher. It was suggested that he couldn't die, but he intended to commit suicide after he killed Frankenstein at the end ofd the book. If everybody from hus creator to the peasantry hadn't rejected him, fled from him, or tried to kill him, he would have been harmless.

Edit:I remembered wrong. Victor Franenstein died of natural causes.
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