Why can't people wrap their heads around this?
I always thought it was the name he took to name himself.I know he wasn't originally called that but I like that idea.
Because that's just how people remember the concept, and people are f**king stupid.
Frankenstein's monster is also intelligent in the book, and notably lacks a green complexion. Or square head.
Yeah wasn't he described as yellow instead? I mean that would have worked better than green at least.
@fitzwilly: Well Jason wasn't the killer in the first movie.I honestly have never heard people mix that up.
it was originally just the Doctor's name but people have simply chosen to call the monster that as well. no big deal besides, i remember the monster referring to Victor as "Father" somewhere its not massive stretch for the monster to take the name as well.
And Soylent Green is People.........
I'm ok with people calling Dr Franks Monster Frank, sort of like when people call you by your last name. not a big deal....
What I can't stand is people thinking that King Kong could ever even last a minute with Godzilla..... Blasphemy :)
Actually the doctor was the monster unless you think physical deformities are worse than unethical cruelness and that is beside the point since I don't think you all realize that they were actually the same character. The book was basically Fight Club and Silence of the Lambs before those two things happened. So there was no separate creation, only a mental reinvention coupled with a personality breakdown. A mad cynical old man trying to escape the foils of old age and impotency trying to reinvent himself as his son, a Übermensch, a Superman, but failing and ending up like some mutie freak morlock mutant, forgive my language Havok. Some deep stuff my peeps. Also to add that in bizarro universe where their could be two separate characters the doctor (the actual monster) and his creation (viewed as the monster by the ignorant and all too human towns people, the doctor does take the role of the father, obviously not biological father, but literal father, no wait, metaphorical father. Which makes both characters Frankenstein, as in their surname. Sort of like how George Bush is Bush and George Bush is Bush too... wait maybe not the best example. Oh I know. Jet Lee is a Lee like his father Bruce Lee is a Lee. They are both Lee's and is accurate to call them both Lee's.
There. All much simpler now.
No - it's not okay to call it Frankenstein. The author gave it no name -- Frankenstein's monster is apt and that's how I always referred to it. When I come across it being referred to as Frankenstein I don't go into rage mode, but to me, it's ignorant and so either I impart information to correct that or roll my eyes if the person could care less.
I don't mind it either way, honestly. Sure, Frankenstein was the doctor's name, but by this point - culturally - the name is already readily associated with the monster. I'm not gonna get flustered over it.
On a somewhat related note, Shelley's original novel was depressing as hell...