Why is the system described as a Monster? The Monster controls the economy. It has no mercy and no feelings. If the Monster has to destroy the land, or even someone’s house for profits, it will. It is described as the Monster because it can not be controlled.
Furthermore, Scott highlights the lack of ethical and moral responsibility of the parent in Blade Runner through Tyrell and the replicants, specifically Roy Batty. Tyrell is a predatory Capitalist; he displays little to no empathy towards the replicants as "they were designed to copy humans in every way except emotions" despite their development of it anyway. For that reason, a fail-safe installation of a four-year life span to prevent their development of emotions accentuates Tyrell's lack of moral and ethical responsibility for his 'children,' dehumanising Tyrell whilst reinforcing his motto for the replicants, 'more human than human.' Therefore, the parental qualities of the creators in both Frankenstein and Blade Runner are among the values challenged and reflected within the age that the texts were written
I find that odd because I think that brothers and sisters should not marry or fall in love no matter if they are adopted or not, I just find that strange. The thing that is driving Victor Frankenstein to create his monster I think is because of Victor’s interests that lie in science, chemistry, and of the balance and contrast between life and death. Also, Victor was always questioning nature and science which helped to make Victor so interested in this science he became obsessed with it and he started to experiment
Jesus Jauregui Jr Mr. Joham AP Literature/Period 3 8 February 2012 Invisible Man “Better late than never” is a famous quote which means it is better to do or know something late rather than to never do or hear something. This quote could perfectly be applied to Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. In it, the nameless narrator is constantly learning vital information after he acts. For example, the narrator got in trouble for taking Mr. Norton to go see Trueblood and to the Golden Day. He did not realize that Dr. Bledsoe would get mad at him because he was only doing what Mr. Norton told him to do.
The humans who inhabit the streets lack any sense of community or connection; even the animals have disappeared due to the selfishness of man. This world is the consequence of an obsessive corporate culture that forgets about the human and uses science to its own ends. Elden Tyrell tells us that: “Commerce is our goal here at Tyrell. More human than human is our motto.” Tyrell regards his replicants “like any other machine; they’re either a benefit or a hazard.” He illustrates a lack of humanity in his inability to extend human fellowship to his creations. Blade Runner can in this way be seen as the natural progression of the ideas presented in Frankenstein In conclusion, both “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and “Blade Runner” directed by Ridley Scott have reflects the social, economic and historical contexts of which they compose their work in.
The monster clearly witnesses the human capability of compassion, as Victor shows for Elizabeth and the peasants show for each other, but their decision to not do the same for him further brings the monster to the conclusion that no matter how well he understands society, he will never be accepted as human. In a request to Victor, the monster solemnly realizes, “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create,” (Shelly 129). In asking Victor to create a life partner, the monster dreams of finally finding someone to belong, granting him purpose in life.
In the book, Victor is a radical thinking and determined young man who had experienced love from his parents and Elizabeth; and friendship; and cared for him. Victors has always longed to be with them. On the other hand, the monster only had observed the love and friendship from the cottagers, De Lacey family, whom him had tried be friend with; but, only be shunned away. The Monster also resorted into kidnapping a boy, whom turned out to be Victor Frankenstein’s brother, and thought to keep him as a companion; but ending up killing the boy, William Frankenstein, because of William’s relationship to his creator. This is especially evident when the Monster demanded Victor Frankenstein to create another female whom is just like him by threatening to never leave him alone.
If his father had intervened and taken an interest in Frankenstein's studies, directing him toward a more realistic path, would Frankenstein, due to his stubborn and adventurous nature, have followed his own interests regardless or his fathers intervention? Most likely Frankenstein did not want to be like his father, ironically he ended up treating his "child" just like Alfonso treated him. Had Frankenstein subconsciously embodied the persona of his father, or was he merely born with the same characteristic as his father, and they were brought to the surface upon the "birth" of his creation? Considering the fact that themes are a reflection of reoccurrences and lesson learned in life, Mary Shelley could be using the characters to express her own confusion regarding her relationship with her parents and her identity. Mary and her mother, both devout feminists, shared the ideals of a liberated woman, however Mary was not influenced by her mother in her opinions, because she died during
Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the creator of this so called creature. The creature, made of human body parts, does not know anything about the world. He has to learn how to write and speak. The creature ends up teaching himself these things “I was dependent on none and related to none.”(p.5) He wants to be recognized as a human but the people of the village do not see him that way. The cottagers are terrified of him.
Frankenstein had designed his creature, he had made it strong, fast, and overall perfectly molded to what he considered perfection. But upon animating the flesh, and the creature awoke, Frankenstein was baffled by the sheer hideousness of his creation, he could not stand to bear what he had done, messing with the very fabric of life itself. In turn, creating life outside of what he knew. And what he had created went against such views on the borderline of life. What he saw was black and white, and the issue stayed the same even after he altered the very fabric of his reality.