Frankenstein Narrative Structure/Narrative Style of Frankenstein
-Epistolatory narrative framework of the book has 3 levels, encapsulating (summarising) the recounts of Victor, Walton and the monster. This generates reader sympathy and empathy.
-Each speaker’s distinctive personality is clearly delineated (described)
Cinematic Style of Blade Runner
-Combines science fiction themes and film noir visual style without homogenising either genre.
Frankenstein | Blade Runner |
Victor Frankenstein -Complex, ambivalent (two minded) and deeply flawed character, his name ironically belying the presence of any heroic or admirable qualities.-He has an obsessive “thirst for knowledge” and an unmitigated (absolute) desire “to penetrate the secrets of nature”.-He became totally self-absorbed and “abhorred society”. His personality degenerates and breaks at the moment of technological success. -His acknowledgement of personal failings is limited. He is fixed on his own suffering which limits audience empathy. His obsession to create life ostracises him from society. The guilt he feels is egocentric.-He is morally bankrupt, dismembering the woman creature he makes and metaphorically raping her. -He first advises Walton to “avoid ambition” then contradicts himself by telling him to avoid the “stigma of disgrace”.-His moral responsibility is linked to the social abandonment of his alienated creature. | Eldon Tyrell-Depicted as a corporate ‘God’ that develops highly specialised clone like creations that blur the boundaries between human and non-human.-He is seen as the unfeeling, inhuman monster that leads Rachel to believe in the filial bond he has with her, branding her “an experiment-nothing more”. -His total indifference to the fate of the replicants stresses his lack of commercial ethics. It also emphasises the corporation’s abuse of scientific knowledge and technological capability to artificially create... [continues]
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