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Frankenstein And Bladerunner Essay

  • Submitted by: TahmidG
  • on March 24, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,426 words

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Frankenstein written, nearly 200 years before the first screening of the initial Blade Runner, foreshadows the post modern world of blade runner, which portrays the repercussions Age of Enlightenment on contemporary values at that time, which then contrasts certain preceding values exhibited in Scott’s film, at the same time re-emerging in other modified beliefs. The age of enlightenment brought about a wave of change to Shelley’s time, which changed society’s views making them more ambitious in the fields of science and self recognition, as well as giving rise to the second generation of romantic writers, these influences affected the changes that resulted in a post modern world, in which people were self absorbed, and the love of nature came about through its absence.
Written during the Age of Enlightenment, Mary Shelley’s novel highlights the ambitious nature of society preoccupied with scientific knowledge, as well as the desire for recognition, which changes to some extent in Scott’s film in which society strives to remain self absorbed, due to the post modern, existential environment in which they resides. The arguable antagonist in Shelley’s Novel, Victor Frankenstein stands as an icon for society with his distinguishable ambitious qualities. Victor continues with his imprudent pursuit of scientific experimentation, in order to fulfill his selfish greed for fame and glory. “Wealth was an inferior object, but what glory would attend the discovery, if I could banish disease from the human frame and rendered man invulnerable.” Shelley creates the allusion of Victor being like the Faustian Figure, in that Victor is making his deal with the devil, being science. His ambition is further emphasized through Shelley portraying the Scientists as being obsessive. Shelley through her didactic tone in her novel warns of the ambitious ventures which were prominent in society as, through Victor, she portrays how a simple goal has the ability to grow into an obsession...

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