Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner Essays

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner
Comparison and Contrast
Introduction
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner are two story lines created in a different era, Frankenstein being an early published novel on the creation of an experimental monster that longs to have a normal existence whilst Blade Runner is a more modern take to a future society where there have been genetically engineered robots named ‘replicas’ that are in appearance indistinguishable from human beings which choose to escape to the planet earth in search of extending their life spans.
The comparison of similarities between the two stories begins with the most simple and obvious being the creation of as referred in the
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To contrast the two stories is relatively simple; the two films share forms of differences in era and a basic human acceptance. Starting with era, Frankenstein is an early production/novel in which scientifically a creature is created and serves as a warning how something that could prove well in future can itself turn drastically wrong. This is also shown in the film Blade Runner providing a simplicity for humans turns wrong with the creation of the replica robots being ‘used’ as an ease in which they get sick of and in turn escape to humanity having only a 4 year life span in which they try to find a way to extend. This is different to Frankenstein’s approach choosing instead to learn of humanity and tries finding a way to be accepted instead of trying to merge and hide in humanity.
The human acceptance between both films is significantly different but in turn not so much, Frankenstein for example is unaccepted because of his physical appearance and general attitude to the human community for their reactions against him, whilst the replicas from the film Blade Runner are accepted as they look and act alike to human beings which from a regular human their differences would be hard to distinguish. Frankenstein is unaccepted in human
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