What is the common misconception about Frankenstein and his creature in pop culture?

Perhaps the most common misconception is that “Frankenstein” is the name of the creature, rather than the creator.

On that note, another major fallacy is that the scientists name was Dr. Frankenstein, when in fact it is just Victor Frankenstein, (as he gets kicked out of school, never earning his title) and that he has a hunch-backed assistant name Igor.

It may come as a surprise to discover that the original creature was not the shambling, grunting, green-faced lunk played by Boris Karloff in the 1931 movie but an articulate soul who meditates on John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Frankenstein is the story of a mad scientist who brings the dead back to life, only to discover that he has created a monster. Here are the nuts and bolts about the tale that forever touched on our fears about what can go wrong when people play God.

For further reading, go to Theatlantic.com and Odinity.com.