Frankenstein vs Blade Runner

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Mary Shelleys 20th Century text Frankenstein, and Ridley Scotts 19th Century text Blade Runner, share a variety of similarities and differences that are represented though the use of particular issues arising throughout both texts. The context in which the texts are written also have a major effect on the similarities and differences within the issues of nature, 'man playing God', rights of the creations, responsibilities of the creators, humanity and even companionship. The contexts in which these two texts were written differ from each other immensely. With Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, it was written during a time of great change and upheaval in Europe with issues such as the questioning of religion and the state, Rise of Romanticism, Feminism and even being in the Midst of the Industrial Revolution, Whereas with Scott Ridleys 20th century ‘Blade Runner’, it was filmed in a time of great technological and medical advancements. The Blade Runner context is the science-fiction dystopic future of Los-Angeles in 2019. Frankenstein and Blade Runner may be divided by nearly 200 years, be conveyed in different forms, and develop their ideas in very different settings, but there are distinct issues that are shown throughout both texts. In both texts the natural world has been disrupted by the creation of artificial beings, with the monster in Frankenstein and the Replicants in Blade Runner which is one major similarity shown in both texts. Within Frankenstein, Mary Shelley illustrates the significance of the natural world and the connection that man has to nature. She depicts nature as a place for both Victor and The monster to be solace and let their emotions be confessed. Romanticism plays a large role in the significance of nature in Frankenstein, as the Romantics placed great importance on nature by viewing it as the domain of the spiritual. This differs with
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