Essay on Frankenstein and Blade Runner

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The notion of humanity is a picture intricately painted using the ideals and morals that define us as human beings in contextual society. The audience is influenced by the morals and values present through techniques in texts to paint their own image of humanity. Our ideals and morals that differ in texts through context, scrupulously shape our image of humanity

Despite different contexts, both Shelley’s Frankenstein and Scott’s Blade Runner enthrall the audience in a journey to explore the inner psyche through the various perspectives that are drawn.

BR depicts the hunger of mankind to break the barriers of humane principle and intrinsic concepts of nature. The extended irony in the film paradoxically gifts the artificial
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Tyrell’s appearance and syntax delivers a cold artificial image. Batty is purposely humanized through emotions, “I want more life, father” while Tyrell’s cold response “it is not something I can promise” highlights the lack of humanity in the predicted context of 2019, depicting the replicants “more human than human”. The neglect of his creation parallels F, urging the audience to reflect on their ideals and notions of humanity in comparison to the characters present in both texts. Thus through texts, it is our ideals and morals shape our image of humanity.

F was written in 1818, when a conversation between Shelley and Byron regarding the English culture after the French revolution influenced the novel. Shelley drew this inspiration to focus on the lack of contextual humanity, paralleling “four skin jobs walking”. It contrasts integral facets of human nature, through the detailed characterization developed through the narratives. The ideals and morals present reflect on the concepts of humanity portrayed through the emotive language present in the texts. These shape our image of humanity depending on our interpretation. Shelley uses Victor’s lack of humanity as a metaphor for mankind’s negligence of the dying essence of romanticism in the time the book was written. It is evident in the chapter where Victor uses the serenity of nature to attain tranquility in a troubled mind. The visual imagery created in Montanvert accentuates the
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