We’re big fans of Halloween at BrainPOP UK and indulging in Mary Shelley’s most famous novel “Frankenstein” is the perfect way to get in the spirit.
Although Frankenstein was originally published in 1818 it’s still a huge part of popular culture with huge array of derivative works, adaptations and merchandise.
Frankenstein’s monster has become one of the world’s most recognisable images and his name has become part of modern vernacular as well – “franken” has become a prefix in its own right like “Frankenfood”.
In our Frankenstein topic Tim and Moby explore why Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein and the things that influenced her writing as well as how Frankenstein has in turn influenced the science-fiction genre.
As well as covering the key parts of the story the movie also explains why Frankenstein is considered a Romantic novel and why the Romantics were rebelling against the Enlightenment movement. Plus you’ll discover how the novel’s themes are still relevant in modern society.
In the FYI students can learn about adaptations of Shelley’s novel, why Shelley chose “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” as the book’s full title, and other famous epistolary novels (and what an epistolary novel is!) and more.
And if that’s not enough you can channel your inner Dr. Frankenstein and create your own monster and get to grips with different body systems and how they work together in the BrainPOP game Guts and Bolts.
Frankenstein and his monster clearly capture students’ imaginations in our lastest badge competition entries Frankenstein’s monster was by far the most popular subject and one of them was chosen as one of our winners; they might be our coolest badges yet!
And if that’s still not enough Frankenstein for you then download, print, and cutout our Mobyified Frankenstein’s Monster mask ready for Halloween!
Trick or treat?