Frankenstein – always depicted as a green giant with bolts out the side of his head. Today I was on a mission to learn more about the TRUE Frankenstein.
My sister, Erin, is here visiting and in honor of the day she began reading the real Frankenstein book by Mary Shelly written in 1816. Mary wrote Frankenstein when she was only 19 years old!
Did you know: Frankenstein is actually the last name of the doctor (Victor) who built the monster who really is never given a formal name, and that Frankenstein built the monster from human parts.
I was wondering how Frankenstein – who really isn’t even Frankenstein – came to be known as green and have bolts out of his head. I found out that really that just comes from the makeup guys in Hollywood along with the flat head, but in chapter 5 of the book the monster is described as having yellow skin, black hair, really white teeth, watery eyes, and a shriveled complexion with straight black lips.
Other Interesting facts about the Frankenstein Story:
Enjoy National Frankenstein Day!