In Frankenstein, both film and book portray Victor as a selfish identity who is merely concerned about his own well-being. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor is totally centered on creating real human life and does not care that he's hurting his family, Elizabeth and the monster. The exact same is true in the film, what appears like a self-less act on Victor's end by building a wife for the monster he really wants to keep Elizabeth for himself when he brings her back again to life following the monster kills her. The film by Kenneth Branagh and the novel both highlight how irresponsible Victor's persona as he withholds information from his family and will not tell the truth to prevent Justine from being executed for a murder she did not commit. Both texts juxtapose Victor's character along with his monster's personality as he helps out a family group as he educates himself how to learn.