Where are the Women in “Victor Frankenstein”?

There have been numerous film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s gothic/science fiction novel “Frankenstein, three in the last two years alone. The main focus of these films is always the relationship between Victor Frankenstein (‘The Creator’) and Frankenstein’s creation (‘The Monster’). Where “Victor Frankenstein” deviates from this narrative is that it focuses on the relationship between Frankenstein and his assistant, Igor (who is not in the original novel).

Like the novel, however, the sole female character is there to be saved by the male protagonist, encourage the protagonist in his endeavors, and assure him how brilliant he is.

Warning: Spoilers ahead


Jessica Brown Findlay and Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Victor Frankenstein’

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