The aberrant perspective of Gilgamesh which I am presenting may seem divergent and atypical when analysed in accordance to our modern values and principles, but to Gilgamesh this would be quite natural. The values and ethics that contemporary readers hold shape their perspective of characters as they respond in various ways to the adventures that said characters undertake. A perfect example of this is when the narrator speaks of the state of Uruk and says “No son is left with his father, for Gilgamesh takes them all”. From this, the contemporary audience frames Gilgamesh as an immoral tyrant, as their value of free will is being challenged. However, Gilgamesh’s intentions were in the interest of the people, as he moulded the sons into warriors to protect the city.
FATHER/SON RELATIONSHIP Blacky’s relationship with his father is integral in moulding the adolescent that he is. Although the relationship between the two is clearly negative, it somewhat helps him to look past the fatherly influences, and to seek positive role models to assist him through the journey to maturity. Blacky’s self-esteem levels are low due to the negative relationship and he expects no support from his father. His relationship with his mother, the relationships he develops with other men assist Blacky in developing the courage to stand up for what he believes in. During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son.
Not particularly attractive, crippled, and a (closeted) homosexual, Sam seemed to be born to be pitied. Sam was, however, able to understand his dire need for a transformation through an analogy to magic and comics. He says: “To me, Clark Kent in a phone booth and Houdini in a packing crate, they were one and the same thing. You weren’t the same person when you came out as when you went in…. It was called ‘Metamorphosis.’” (3).
General statement: Teddy inspires us by the ways he coups with reality by creating and artificial world. Claim 1: Teddy completely immerses himself in Upalia. Claim 2: Teddy controls his parental, social and anger issues. Claim 3: Teddy faces reality. Thesis statement: In life people create artificial reality for themselves instead of facing the reality they live in.
The setting of a futuristic Victorian era portrays a machine powered society, which enhances the irony when Jasper relies on his own natural talent instead of a machine to navigate the crew out of the storm. Dr Belgon’s glasses physically and socially condemn his character as an outcast, as he was the only one to wear them. They also glow against a sharply drawn silhouette, which visually divulges his evil characteristics. Jasper is the only one to pick up on these techniques and unveils the Dr’s sinister personality. How are the ideas of discovery similar to, or different from your prescribed text?
He also learns that society has its own problems, like greed and corruption. Sadly, as he learns of these aspects of civilized life, the creature also learns of his own status within this system of society. To himself, he has no history, he rejects his creator, he does not possess anything, and he believed he “was not even of the same nature as man” (96). The creature’s ideas led to his own self-knowledge, and he realizes that knowledge essentially becomes an actual part of a person: “Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to the mind, when it has once seized on it, like a lichen on the rock” (96) Just like a lichen on a rock, knowledge coats the mind.
Victor’s positive family relationship is juxtaposed againsthis spite for the monster, a somewhat child of his. This represents the separation of emotion and technological progression and the dangers that accompany this. Thisillustrates the warning Shelley aimed her progressing society to heed.Similarly, the characterisation within ‘Blade Runner’ sheds light on the fragilerelationship between technology and emotion. Roy Batty – the product is in fact‘more human than human’ against the society that produced him; personified by theanti-her Deckard. As Roy releases a white dove upon his acceptance of
Frankenstein and Bladerunner challenges the notions of “men of genius” and raises the critical concern of the dangers of obtaining and acting upon scientific knowledge. It questions how these men of genius can allow themselves to free reign to experiment and interfere with the mysteries of life itself. This can be seen as a ‘Prometheus linking’ motif as both scientists Victor and Tyrrell strive for perfection and are unconcerned with the
In Frankenstein, Victor continually refers to his creation as ‘vile wrench’, ‘abhorred devil’. This uses of epithet illustrate his immediate repulsion towards the creature and his recklessness towards conformity of life he has bestowed. Despite this, the creature gladly desires Victor’s acknowledgement on his behalf - ‘Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed’. Juxtaposition between two biblical allusion, ‘Adam’ and ‘fallen angel’ suggests us the contrast in Victor and God. In Bible, Adam was the first male with gifted creation from the God’, but the creature rather refers himself more of ‘fallen angel’, ‘devil’ who plunges the eternal war against God.
He eventually finds his own morals and tells himself what is right and what is wrong. Part of this realization came from him helping Jim, which troubled his mind because of what society said about helping him. But he then based his decision to help on his own experiences and logic. That is kind of what Fahrenheit 451 puts forth. But instead of trying to gain knowledge it is being destroyed, all because society is trying to promote ignorance which causes sameness in all.