The role of the monster is deprived in a variety of different ways throughout gothic fiction and images of the monster can be found in writings by the prophetic historian and social commentator Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, both in The French Revolution, 1837, and in his many comments on the growing strength and articulation of the mass of industrial workers and their increasing political demands. The novelist Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, inherited from his reading of Carlyle a strong sense that society was becoming mechanized so that people were beginning to be transformed into a robotic state. In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein, 1818, creates a phenomenal creature which makes the reader question humanity and the way people are treated. The monster although uneducated becomes eloquent and brave but is still seen as an outcast due to his grotesque appearance and the fact he has had no parenting. The French Revolution, which began in 1789, resulted in the overthrow of the French monarchy and ultimately helped Napoleon Bonaparte to seize control in 1799.
He is nervous yet scared and disgusted at the out come of his long toil. The author shows this with the quote “with an anxiety that almost amounted to agony”, again this really brings out the gothic image using pain and suffering to make sure the reader realises the full extent of the horror that Frankenstein has unleashed on the quite country around him. When the creature is finally brought to life Frankenstein’s
Past speaks to the future in the pairs of texts set for study. To what extent is this made evident in Blade Runner and the extract from Chapter 5 of Frankenstein? Both texts, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and the movie Blade Runner the Directors Cut by Ridley Scott demonstrate very similarly the consequences of the abusive use of scientific development. Although Mary Shelley and Ridley Scott were influenced by different events in different times, both texts show the degradation of human values as a result of abusing scientific advancement in an attempt to play god. Ridley Scott expresses this in Blade Runner through use of a variety of film techniques, sound imagery and events at the time which relate to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
He is rejected by the De Laceys and Frankenstein and ponders the question: ‘Am I not alone, miserably alone?’. The monster is represented as the dark side of Frankenstein. Shelley depicts Frankenstein as the real monster of the novel. Frankenstein appears to look like a nice person but Shelley creates him as a blasphemous person whose arrogance and obsessions with science end up costing him dearly. In contrast, the monster appears to be a nasty, unapproachable beast but actually appears to be well-educated and is knowledgeable about the world around him.
In what ways does a comparative study accentuate the distinctive contexts of Frankenstein and Blade Runner? The values and morals of society have dramatically changed throughout the course of history, so too has the knowledge of science, its teachings and influences on the world. As new technologies have been under further experimentation into the production of man-made life forms, the debate between science and religion has continued. It is these issues within an author’s context that influences them and the texts they create. Mary Shelley’s gothic promethean novel, Frankenstein (1818), was released during the industrial revolution as romanticism was thriving, while Ridley Scott’s futuristic sci-fi Blade runner (1992) grew with the dawning of a capitalistic increasingly globalised and technologically driven society.
Many critics say that there are innuendoes and insinuations behind every event in the story. In fact, the sexuality of Bram Stoker’s Dracula proves Sigmund Freud’s theory that all human behavior is motivated by either the sex drive, or some sexual impulse. To properly analyze this book, it needs to be viewed through a certain “lens” or a certain “approach” needs to be applied to the book. The most interesting of these “lenses” is the Psychological Approach. When analyzing a book through the psychological lens, you must juxtapose the book itself with Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Id, the Ego, and the Super-ego.
Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the classic novels of the 19th century and considered by some to be the first actual work of science fiction. The plot of the story is that an aspiring scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, reanimates a corpse and afterwards the monster takes revenge on his neglectful creator. The books popularity and influence has led to a long string of movies and adaptations. The most recognizable of these films is the 1931 Frankenstein starring the horror icon Boris Kosloff. The director, John Whale, and his staff made several changes to the story in order to create more cinematic material.
The qualities the creature lacks definitely justify his rejection and give him reasons to despise his creator and all humanity. The way humans live and communicate day to day has always been similar over the centuries. The way people treat each other for the most part is acceptable but there is a wide range of unacceptable behavior humans take on, and are careless to fix. In the novel Frankenstein, the creature is created by Victor Frankenstein, a man in desperate need of a male friend. Since Victor was a social outcast he decided to create a friend but instead created a monster.
The monster comments on his bodily composition in the novel and makes a seemingly obvious comment much more intriguing. The monster paves the way for a successful scientific understanding of the novel and the concept of recreating life: “I was not even of the same nature as man” (Shelley 103). The monster makes clear the fact that he came into existence in a fashion far-removed from natural sexual reproduction and human birth. The critic Stanley Crouch explains: “Frankenstein injected into the game the idea of artificially creating life. Scientifically manipulating the forces that underlie existence; subverting sexual coupling as the sole manner of passing on the divine spark” (Crouch 56).
Other now-famous Freudian innovations include the therapy couch, the use of talk therapy to resolve psychological problems, and his theories about the unconscious -- including the role of repression, denial, sublimation, and projection (Nndb, 2013). For all the good that arose from Freud’s research, his theories are still the most debated and contested. Sigmund Freud often used