Frankenstein and Blade Runner

1069 WordsSep 11, 20125 Pages
“A deeper understanding of disruption and identity emerges from considering the parallels between Frankenstein and Blade Runner.” Compare how these texts explore disruption and identity. Frankenstein and BladeRunner both explore disruption and identity through the creators who have created life unethically and through the characters who were created and were abandoned. Shelley and Scott present the responder with a disrupted world where the relationships between nature and science and creator and created reflect disruption and identity. Despite being composed in differing contexts, when considered and compared together the meaning portrayed through these relationships are amplified through their distinct correlation to each other.…show more content…
Shelley explores identity through the character of the monster whom is a victim of Victor’s abandonment. An identity indicates more than merely a name or label specifically to the monster as it signifies that one has a place within society and that one has a purposeful existence in the world. A deeper understanding of identity emerges from Shelley’s writing stance of the monster seeking an improved quality of life, mirroring the issues of her time due to the poverty and large numbers of unemployment. Frankenstein displays identity through portraying the abandoned character of the monster constantly desiring and longing for a purpose in society through the use of rhetorical questions to illustrate his inability to find his place in the world, “I was dependent on none and related to none. The path of my departure was free, and there was none to lament my annihilation. My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? These questions continually recurred, but I was unable to solve them.” Furthermore Shelley stresses her notion on identity through having the monster long for a companion to belong to in the world. This is seen in, "'I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My
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