In the Hungarian novel Dracula written by Bram Stocker, incorporates ruination and agony for the main characters (Jonathan Harker and Mina Harker). The two classic horror stories Frankenstein and Dracula presents very similar character traits that also contrast on key elements. The two novels are parallel since each plot is centered around the monstrosity of the villains’ actions and the uncertainty of what each monsters destiny has in store. Unlike Frankenstein, Dracula had very different motives for his consumptive behaviors.
The monster had become destructive due to the constant rejection, without having the chance to show others the beauty in his soul. In contrast Dracula’s reason for casing such ill on others was purely out of selfishness. Dracula benefitted personal rejuvenation by sucking the blood out of innocent victims. Contrary to Frankenstein’s monster, stocker wrote Count Dracula out to be the true antagonist who doesn’t deserve to receive compassion from the reader. Towards the end of Dracula, Harker’s wife Mina, became a completely different character.
When Mina found out the Harker would be staying in Transylvania longer than expected to be, it never crossed her mind that Jonathan could have found someone else to be with, as Elizabeth did in Frankenstein. Dracula may have a different plot than Frankenstein, however the two novels share similar character traits. Protagonist Frankenstein and Jonathan Harker both aimed to defeat the antagonist in the novels.
These two horror novels illustrated how common characters did not inevitably have common plots. In novel Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley, share a similar theme to Frankenstein. The two novels predicted what their future would be like.
The monster gravitated to the novel Paradise Lost and began questioning the existence of himself and the creation of God. Brave New World and Frankenstein are both science fiction. In Frankenstein Victor attended a university in Ingolstadt in order to gain more knowledge to bring death to an end. In Brave New World embryos were being manipulated and created into the ideal future role. The two novels differed in eras, as there was a lack of technology in the 18th century when Frankenstein was published. Both Shelly and Huxley incorporated the scientific advances of technology into their novel in order to portray to the reader the scientific capabilities of the future.
Victor Frankenstein was successful in bringing humans back to life and Huxley predicted that scientist would be able to produce humans outside the womb. In conclusion we humans, are builders. Over a course of time we gather and develop ourselves as well as our personalities that are all based on an array of influences we let into out minds. One of those influences happens to be pain, which is caused from death, rejection, abandonment, as well as other traumatic experiences that could have occurred in life. In Frankenstein Victor was forced to come face to face with his creation, the monster.
However the monster could have also been an identical reflection of Victor’s personal pain, and sorrow. While living in the cottage, the monster discovers four different books, that change his entire outlook on life. If I was to change the creatures material, I would select novels that spoke about good over evil, and overcoming challenges in life. For example the Wizard of Oz speaks about the importance of building strong connections with others, and rising above the tornados that attempt to get in our way of out true destiny. Therefore by modifying the literature the monster would mostly likely change the novel as well as the way the monster sees himself as well as his life.