By Jess Collins and Anna Smith
CONTEXT AND PLOT
Frankenstein was set in the late 18 th Century in Geneva; The Swiss Alps, England and
Scotland; Northern Ice.
Themes: secrecy, monstrosity and sublime nature.
Tones: Gothic, Romantic, Tragic and Fatalistic.
Victor Frankenstein wanted to expand human knowledge
He eventually found the secret to the creation of life
It took many months of his time creating the body for the creature he was making.
The monster was forced to live on his own for 2 years meanwhile Victor was drove to
insanity for almost 6 months.
2 years after creating the monster Victor had almost completely erased him from his
Elizabeth Lavenza is murdered
After the murder of Elizabeth Victor Frankenstein chases the monster to the Northern Ice
where he is rescued by Robert Walton.
Frankenstein- The Monster
'But your not what I thought it would be, I thought I was making an angel !' were the first words I
heard when I came to life. He doesn't think I'm an angel, well if he doesn't think I'm good
enough to be his angel then so be it. Nobody will be able to judge me, pick on me when I run
away, far away into the deepest depths of the forest where the wolves attack.
As I ran up to the small house, when I heard her voice she sounded so sweet, she was so sweet.
She was the first person who actually cared for me, who actually talked to me without trying to
kill me. She believed I was good, then he came and hurt me. He thought I was nothing, that I had
no feelings but little did he know I would destroy the whole town. He didn't even let me talk, he
just took one look at me and thought I was bad, that I would hurt people but as soon as he shot
me I changed. I no longer was the creature that tried to love and be loved by all, no I was the
creature that people would fear most! I would care for no one, as they didn't care about me. They
turned me bad, they turned me evil!
VOICE OVER OF VICTOR
‘But your not what I thought it would be, I thought I
was making an angel!’
GOTHIC DRAMATIC MUSIC
During the rest of the first paragraph we will have
gothic dramatic music playing behind the speech, again
During the line ‘the deepest depths where the wolves
attack’ we want the diegetic sound of a wolf howling in
the distance to be heard.
Wolf Howling - YouTube
SENTIMENTAL SLOWER MUSIC
During the first three sentences in the second paragraph
of the monsters monologue, softer more sentimental
music will play.
Piano Music – YouTube
FIRST MUSIC REPEATED WITH
FASTER TEMPO AND UNDERLYING
In the monologue where the monster says ‘then he came
and hurt me’ the previous dramatic gothic music will
slowly crescendo and increase in pace.
CLASH OF THUNDER
Thunder is a iconic sound for Frankenstein and is used
in most theoretical productions and is also described in
the novel by Mary Shelley. Therefore at the very end of
the monologue when the monster says ‘they turned me
bad, they turned me evil!’ a diegetic clash of thunder will
be heard, matched with lighting light effects.
Thunderstorm - YouTube