Blade Runner Deckard Character Analysis

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Blade runner is a science fiction film about the future, in this futuristic scenario there are robots called replicants, these are visually indistinguishable from humans, and are exclusively used for menial or dangerous work on off-world colonies. Replicants are banned from earth, if one of them managed his way to earth, blade runners will be sent to hunt them and then retire (kill) them. Deckard, who is a blade runner, has the mission to retire four replicants who have got to earth to find a way to live longer. As the film goes on, it is difficult to notice if Deckard really is the hero or if he is just doing his job; leading to another question, which is who is the hero of the story? Through this essay we will define if Deckard really is the hero of the story.

Deckard was a retired blade runner, but because he was the best, he was asked one more mission. At the beginning he refused, but after they threatened him, he agrees. This can be seen as a hero that has retired and comes
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The definition of hero in the dictionary is “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities”, the hero can also be seen as the character who you hope to see “win”. Also, to be able to determine what is Deckard in the story we should also consider other character roles, such us: the main character, who is the character the story is mostly about; and the protagonist, who is the character that changes over the course of the story. According to the previous definitions, I would put Deckard as the main character; he can’t be seen as a hero because the attitude he has and the way he does things don’t lead to supporting him. By the other side, I would say that Roy is the protagonist of the story, the story has a lot about him, but mostly Deckard, so he can’t be the main character. As the protagonist, Roy, in fact, changes the course of the story after he kills

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