Frankenstein and Blade Runner Essay

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Discuss how a combined study of both Frankenstein and Blade Runner accentuates the distinctive contexts of their composition ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’ and ‘Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner’ are compositions that discover similar essential apprehensions and ideals in humanity. Despite the texts being fabricated virtually 200 years in difference, the equivalent spirits are existent. During the creation of Frankenstein and Blade Runner through their literary work by Shelly and Scott, the authors observe their position within the world of their time period. Through the rapid development of scientific knowledge, economic and sociological apprehensions, Frankenstein and Blade Runner re-examine and demonstrate in their didactic styles about mankind’s obsession with progression, deprived of valuing the importance of nature. These didactic styles are demonstrated through the Promethean myth, religious allusions and the language forms, features and structures of both texts. Frankenstein substitute title ‘The Modern Prometheus’ gives the analysis that Shelly has a direct relationship between Victor Frankenstein and the Prometheus in Greek mythology. The story of Prometheus is principally about overstretching beyond the intended position of one. Prometheus provides the discovery of fire to mankind and thus disobeying Zeus (Leader of Gods). Victor Frankenstein correspondingly arrogates the role of ‘God’ in creating human life, “How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow” (Victor), however despite this he takes on the role of ‘God’ and creates a horrendous monster, whom he tries to abandon at the sight of it. However he is punished for his actions “I foresaw obscurely that I was destined to become the most wretched of human beings.
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