Analyse How Frankenstein and Blade Runner Imaginatively Portray Individuals Who Challenge the Established Values of Their Time.

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Analyse how Frankenstein and Blade Runner imaginatively portray individuals who challenge the established values of their time. An individual can challenge conventional ideals in society in their time. The novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in 1818 and the film, Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott in 1982, incorporate characters, which challenge ethics in their society. They challenge values of dependent responsibility and the fundamentals of being human. A dependent is like a parent, someone who needs to take responsibility of another to support and tech them. In these texts, the characters of Frankenstein and Tyrell are expected by society to take on this role but don’t which leads to dire consequences. In both contexts of the texts, it was required a parent was to care and take responsibility of their child and young, this value ignored by Victor and Tyrell. In Frankenstein, Victor rejects the monster as soon as it is deemed his creation. As he brings the monster into the world, he immediately abandons his creation. It causes trauma to the monster, which is subject to the reader through the use of first person narration during the monster’s stories where he describes his feelings towards his ‘unfeeling, heartless creator’. The audience is able to acknowledge the monster’s feeling and experiences, to emphasise the problem that is occurring. The monster becomes ‘dependent on none and related to non’ due to Victors desertion. Although Victor ‘bore a hell within [him], which nothing [can] extinguish’ he still took no responsibility in the beginning. Shelley is reflective of the context of the industrial revolution. This revolution involved machines taking over daily tasks in the workplace and placed less responsibility on the employees. Blade Runner also involves Tyrell, being the creator, rejecting and alienating his creations, in particular Roy. Tyrell takes succession in his is power of creating these replicants but is blind to the consequences. Symbolic...
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