Viewers who have both read Shelley's novel and seen the movie consider it closer to the novel than most other adaptations, e.g., Universal Studios' Frankenstein Frankenstein (1931). By and large, it is a relatively faithful adaption, though the movie still takes a lot of liberties, despite what the title might lead one to assume. In the book, for example, Victor's mother dies not in childbirth but from scarlet fever, and the role of Waldman is greatly expanded in this movie into much more of a mentor figure (it is also worth noting that he is not murdered in the book, and as such, the monster does not possess his brain). The monster, as he appears in this film, also differs greatly from the physical description supplied by Shelley. In the book, the cottagers the monster observes are not married, but are actually brother and sister, and he learns to speak by listening to Felix teaching his Turkish wife. The movie also omits Victor's travels across the UK as he works on the monster's bride, as well as Clerval's murder at the monster's hands. Arguably, the biggest difference is the movie's ending. In the novel, Elizabeth/Justine is not reanimated, and the monster does not die.