Essay On Disruption Of Society In Victor Frankenstein

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Register to read the introduction… Victor Frankenstein in which it presents an imbalance between science and nature. This is advocated through the character of Victor, the God like creator whom extends his research of Promethean life beyond the boundary set by nature for personal egotism. Shelley being a Romanticist and writing this text as a precautionary tale to the society of her time during the Industrial revolution highlighted the issue of a disrupted society as a due cause of unethical scientifical research. Frankenstein clearly illustrates this such disruption through the frequent use of pejorative descriptive language to describe the monster which in itself symbolises science and technology; “the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” and “hideously deformed and loathsome”. The text becomes an extended metaphor which elucidates the possible consequences of science expanding beyond moral boundaries, however on a personal scale, as seen through the death of Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s family. This created the message of a disruption of human dominance if science was to be taken beyond certain limitations. The personal reflection of Victor reinforces this in, "Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater …show more content…
Tyrell who parallels Victor as the God like figure in this text also explores the concept of Promethean life however differing on his motive being for economic exploitation. Scott despite being separated by over a century of context differentiation, composed his text amongst the issue of the dangers and immoralities of genetic engineering which essentially was the exact message warned by Shelley. In a similar fashion to Frankenstein, BladeRunner accentuates this disruption of society through the artificial, toxic filled environment absent of any sign of nature evident in the panoramic establishing shot of the opening scene. A jump shot to an extreme close up of an eye reflecting the urban wasteland further reinforces disruption through the biblical allusion of a higher being looking over a forsaken world. Disruption is also seen through the dysfunctional relationship between the creator and created. Tyrell being a victim of greed shows no regard for the life he creates which can be metaphorically represented as a father abandoning his child, much like Victor Frankenstein and the monster. This disruption is seen in, “Rachel is an experiment, nothing more”, as it emphasises the heartless disregard he has for his creation thus showing a disruption in

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