Frankenstein's monster: the ages of historical destruction, through a psychoanalytical approach of morality with horror

Hannon, Keira (2015) Frankenstein's monster: the ages of historical destruction, through a psychoanalytical approach of morality with horror. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will examine how various historical events have impacted the way in which Frankenstein's monster is portrayed. This will be carried out through an analysis of horror, history and psychoanalytical attributes, from 'Frankenstein' (James Whale, 1931), 'The curse of Frankenstein' (Terence Fisher, 1957 and 'Frankenstein' (Kenneth Branagh, 1994). This dissertation will question the social aspects of family and society's influence within each version, through providing psychoanalysis and film analysis of each of Frankenstein's monster and film adaptations. The statement "What is repressed must always strive to return" (Janovich, 2001. p 32) will be examined, by considering how social, historical, cultural and political occurrences of the time have impacted on each film.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 14:12
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 14:12
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18971

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