Frankenstein Vs. Bladerunner Essay

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As society changes around us, we spot things we never noticed before: high divorce rates, murder rates, and drug use just to name a few. James Riddley-Scott and Mary Shelley noticed and had a fear of child abandonment. In Frankenstein, Shelley explores this subject through the viewpoint of a man, Victor, who creates a child so hideous that he cannot bear to look at it, and consequently deserts it. In Blade Runner, Scott explores this matter through a businessman, Tyrell, who makes replicants of humans, the Nexus 6, gives them only four years to live, and sells them as slaves. The children of these creators turn out to be smarter and more human than expected, and revolt against the way society treats them, giving us all a lesson in …show more content…
"I suddenly beheld the figure of a man, at some distance, advancing towards me with superhuman speed. He bounded over the crevices in the ice, among which I had walked with caution...and I felt a faintness seize me; but I was quickly restored by the cold gale of the mountains. I perceived, as the shape came nearer that it was the wretch whom I had created" (98). During these confrontations both creations ask their creators to correct the flaw that has driven them to cause so much death and despair: "Do your duty towards me, and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind. If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death" (99). Unfortunately, neither Victor nor Tyrell do as they are asked, and in the end, die because of it. The monster and Nexus 6 are only asking that they get what they think they deserve; a life worth living, and a life long enough to enjoy. They have lived a horrible life because of their parents, and are looking for some kind of consolation. Here we begin to see that the newly created beings have developed an awareness of their mistreatings.

The parent is a way to trace a path of existence, which becomes important in both texts. In order to reveal who is a replicant, the Voight-Kampf test is given. This is a test to find a person?fs emotional responses. Nexus 6 are supposedly made without emotions, and therefore easily discovered by monitoring certain emotional

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