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    What color is Frankenstein's monster?

    Hi! I'm just curious what exactly was the color of Frankenstein's monster? Was it blue or black? Thanks

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    Victor's monster was many shades of color. Since he gathered body parts from various people to create his monster. So, I envision this monster to be blue, grey, and ashen color.

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    I always thought the creature was a grayish color. In the movies, the monster is depicted as green, but in the book, he's never mentioned as green. They never really gave it a name either.

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    I've never read the book, but I imagine the monster would look ominously dark. I would be surprised to see him bright yellow.

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    Seeing as Victor took body parts of many different people, as jkolb said above, I'd think the monster would have different skintones. In the novel, though, Victor does describe the monster as having "watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips" meaning that his skin is at least yellowed, while his teeth are bright white and his lips and hair are jet black. But overall, he was not blue or black--he was some variety of yellow(/rotted beige/tan?).

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    I think because the monster was constructed out of many different parts, as jkolb mentioned, it would be a combination of different colors and shades/pigment of skin color.

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    Why is the coloring of the monster significant?

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