Essay on Frankenstein Blade Runnar
Although the comparative study of texts in time offers insight into humanity’s changing values, it is the portrayal of common, contextually resonating concerns which continue to engage us timelessly. Despite their divergent media and compositional milieus, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818) and Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner (1982) share ongoing anxieties regarding unrestricted technological growth and social decay. By examining these texts together as social commentaries which are shaped by their Regency and contemporary contexts, we come to a heightened understanding of human nature and its flaws.
When considered together with Blade Runner, Shelley’s early 19thC novel Frankenstein reveals ongoing social …show more content…
However, unlike Frankenstein’s emphasis on the potential pitfalls of disrupting accepted societal values, Scott’s Blade Runner criticises the 20thC society’s already decayed interpersonal ideologies. As Bryant consults with Deckard, the cross-cutting between the pair, as well as their being shrouded in cigarette smoke, accentuates their isolation and affirms the disintegration of communal ties in society. Likewise, the characterisation of Tyrell as an isolated persona resulting from his usurpation of the role of creator is an intertextual reference to Victor