Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fact of the Day: Shelley's Monster

While we commonly think that Frankenstein is the main villain of the original novel, it isn't his true name. In the novel Frankenstein is the doctor's name, and he didn't give the monster any name. Making him more accurately Frankenstein's monster. 

16 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Sometimes you can't win.

Emmylou said...

But "Frankenstein's Monster" doesn't have the same ring to it....:D

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hmmm...I didn't know that. But I do like the name Frankenstein.

Pat Hatt said...

that one I knew

Margaret D said...

I Didn't know that.

DEZMOND said...

poor Frankie

Pilar Domínguez said...

I read the book and saw the film ( Keneth Branah's one) so I knew this fact today. Kisses:)

Manzanita said...

I knew that one too so lay another one on me. LOL

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Guess it wasn't so alive

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!!!

stephen Hayes said...

Sometimes people create monsters unintentionally, like Mr. Guillotine.

DeniseinVA said...

There were two films that I really loved about Frankenstein. One was the original of course with Boris Karloff and the other tickled my funny bone where Frankenstein was played by Peter Boyle with Gene Wilder directing. I sometimes wonder if I would think of it as funny now. I'm going to have to rent it and find out.

Christine said...

Interesting fact.

Fundy Blue said...

Regardless, what a great fictional creation!

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a fun fact! I didn't know this one either!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I'm reminded of Gene Wilder in "Young Frankenstein" saying: "My Grandfather's work was doo-doo." So maybe the monster should be called "Doo-doo".