Blade Runner And Frankenstein.

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A deeper understanding of disruption and identity emerges when considering the parallels between both Frankenstein and Blade Runner. Through the themes of monstrosity vs. humanity and man playing god, the ideas of disruption and identity are apparent, and are explored in similar ways throughout both texts. Ridley Scott and Mary Shelley both use a range of language forms and techniques in order to intricately explore the ideas of identity and disruption throughout themes in the texts. The theme monstrosity vs. humanity has a clear connection to the idea of identity and also disruption. Being either humane or monstrous shapes a person or things identity and often the degree of monstrosity can become disruptive. Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the theme monstrosity vs. humanity is constant. The creature is referred to as a monster but the novel begins to reveal the identity of Victor Frankenstein, making him the true monster. The whole of humanity becomes monstrous in the eyes of its readers; a humanity that can’t see past its prejudices is evident throughout the book. “Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind has sinned against me?” As a creator, Victor Frankenstein abandons his creature, and neglects him in ways a creator shouldn’t. This shapes his identity and shows that he is in fact monstrous in the way he acts towards the creature. He quotes in the book “He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness in evil”; this is quiet an ironic quote Mary Shelley has used, as Victor is in fact the evil and egotistical being between the two. The use of emotive language as the Creature tells his story, allows the reader to feel sympathy for the creature. We begin to realize the true identity of the creature, and how it is more humane then humanity itself. The creature tells the story of the cottagers, and we establish that he is kind hearted and
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