Posted by Andrea Lake on Friday, February 8, 2013,
I have spent a little time of late getting to grips with Frankenstein, both the literary version by Mary Shelley and the Kenneth Branagh film.
The wild landscapes described by Shelley are extremely vivid; majestic almost in their appointment. One can almost see the craggy waves in the sea of ice in Shelley's novel and feel the same sense of peace looking out on that bleak scene.
Exotic landscapes are a feature of Gothic literature but the scenes depicted by Shelley are not so far removed fro... Continue reading ...
Posted by Andrea Lake on Sunday, November 25, 2012,
I had not watched this particular film until recently. I've been looking at Mary Shelley's book as part of my coursework and have been fascinated by the comparisons between the book and Shelley's own life. The story of Frankenstein evolved from a bet between her, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron to come up with a scary story. If reports are accurate, Byron was so terrified by Shelley's tale that he ran screaming from the room. The book itself is written in a flowing style, making it ...