Frankenstein Theme Essay

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has become the archetypal gothic novel. With its combining of gothic and romantic themes set the tone of the narrative. While DC Comics the Batman being known as one of the more darker and popular of their superhero line up. Sparking many movies and TV shows based on the adventures of the caped crusader; including the 2005 movie Batman Begins. This movie, retelling the origins of Batman shares many of the same themes with the novel of Frankenstein. From the romantic views of nature to gothic tones of fear and obsession.

The first of romantic themes used introduced in the film, is a stunning view of a mountain range in Bhutan. This mountain range that Bruce Wayne climbs in order to rediscover his purpose after years …show more content…

“The night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... Me.”(Batman Begins: teaser trailer.) .In Victor’s case it was the death of his mother that pushed him to pursue science. Bruce’s obsession lead him to live a double life and eventually. “Getting lost in that monster you made.”(Batman Begins) Much like Victor in toils to create his creation consumed his life, and then ruined it upon its creation. “I had been the author of unalterable evils, and I lived in daily fear lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness.” (Shelly volume 2, chapter 1)
The gothic and romantic themes in Batman Begins hold a strong parallel to the themes presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To the romantic views of nature and the gothic themes that made up most of the film. These themes set and add to the tone, of a piece of entertainment, may it be an archetypal gothic novel or a movie about a comic book

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