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Kenneth Branaghs Frankenstein is a film adaptation of the 18th century Gothic novel by Mary Shelley In this film adaptation the overall genre is Horror Frankenstein is commonly thought of as being a monster in contrast in this adaptation Frankenstein is actually the creator In comparison to other Adaptations Frankenstein is allied as being a monster I will be investigating why we as the audience feel sympathy for the Creation Firstly before we actually see the movie we already are prejudice against the creation This is due to the Genre classification of Horror Immediately as we see horror we think of evil hate and death This is partially correct-it is a horror as it does include deathhowever it includes life This adaptation we are made to feel sympathy in a way that challenges the popular misconception Our feeling of sympathy increases as the movie progresses as more and more characters in this movie become increasingly prejudiced For example in the beginning of the creations life the creator realises what he has done when it is too late As he writes in his journal he quotes Serious BIRTH defects this relates to birth We symbolise birth with beauty and happiness In deep contrast in this birth it includes pain and ugliness When the creation is in the Birth Chamber there is a High angle view with an ECU Extreme Close Up that show the truly ugliness scars of the creature as Frankenstein repeatedly quotes live But after so much struggle and desperation of wanting the creature to live Frankenstein realises what horrors and evil he has done He rejects the Creature before he even gets to know it This makes the audience feel even more empathy because we can all relate to the creatures rejections some more than others but yet we still relate so we end up feeling sympathy for the creature The colours in this scene are dark which symbolises the darkness that resides
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