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Both texts act as a warning to mankind.

Compare and contrast how Shelley in Frankenstein and Scott in Blade Runner imaginatively represent this idea through their characters. (max. 7 mins = 10 0 !ords" Albert Einstein, once proclaimed, It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. The central message embodied within this physicists uote establishes the bac!bone o" #ary $helleys gothic novel, Frankenstein and %idley $cotts exotic "ilm, Blade Runner. &espite the di""ering contexts, the characters in these texts convey the universal idea that the "atal conse uence o" humans desire "or omnipotence and unbridled ambition leads to a detached society in which we lac! humanity. In Frankenstein, #ary $helley creates a con"ronting image when contrasting the personalities o" 'ictor and the monster in wa!e o" utilising (alvanis concept o" electricity as a reanimating "orce. )ithin the "ragmented epistolary, their con"rontation in the desert mountains and dreary glaciers, represents their polarised attitudes. The monster evo!es in a pleading tone, have I not su""ered enough, that you see! to increase my misery* ...I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the "allen angel... #a!e me happy. This biblical allusion reiterates $helleys "aith in the divine whereby the re"erence to #iltons +aradise ,ost rein"orces the hardship and evo!es pathos "or the monster intensi"ying his re-ection. .n the other hand, 'ictor ironically reacts in an inhumane "ashion with strong imperatives, /egone0 I will not hear you. There can be no community between you and me1 we are enemies. /egone0 The re"rain o" begone rein"orces 'ictors attempts to ignore his creation and denial o" their inevitable bond o" "ather and son. 2ltimately, the monsters benevolent nature is trans"ormed into a thirst "or retribution as he uestions how 'ictor could sport with li"e, as $helley warns the audience o" humanitys inherent yearning to usurp the role o" the creator results in disturbing the natural order which causes a lac! o" cohesion with the surrounding environment. A similar scene occurs in %idley $cotts Blade Runner, where the director echoes the rise o" capitalism and commercialisation in the 3456s and notions o" humanitys obsession with controlling death through scienti"ic progress. In direct re"lection, the con"licting "ather7son relationship is highlighted as %oy evaluates its not an easy thing to meet your ma!er. )hereby Tyrell employs high modality to praise %oy /attys per"ection loo! at you, youre the prodigal son, youre uite a pri8e. %oy li!e the monster pleads "or something radical.I want more li"e, "ather the biblical allusion alluding to Tyrell as the creator "urther "uels his egocentric personality. 9e ironically -usti"ies that to ma!e an alteration in the evolvement o" an organic li"e system is "atal, suggesting that he doesnt understand the impact o" his unrestrained ambition which has "atal repercussions acting as $cotts indirect caution. In addition, the "oreboding non diegetic sound "urther emphasises this con"rontation, stressing the importance o" the "inal moments o" Tyrells existence. The emphatic !iss between Tyrell and %oy parallels the !iss that :udas gave :esus be"ore he was cruci"ied and rein"orces the argument surrounding the increasing computing industry and its role in society during the 56s. ."ten unchec!ed personal ambition leads to a disregard o" mores and ethics which causes us to disregard our surroundings and especially our -udgement or perception o" others. The search "or humanity in $helleys Frankenstein uestions whether humans have the capacity

to act altruistically. 'ictors retrospective words how dangerous is the ac uirement o" !nowledge, encapsulates the warning o" such actions in his senseless experiment where body parts are re"erred to as understated materials, "urther evo!ing his detachment "rom any humane "eelings. The monsters metaphysical -ourney whilst residing in the &e ,aceys cottage ac!nowledges his altruistic actions whereby the -uxtaposition in that he was benevolent and good, misery made me a "iend, accentuates the inevitable nature o" humanitys "atal "law. $helley reiterates the cruel nature o" society in our obsession with the physical appearance whereby the audience "eels compassion and mercy "or the monster who has been un-ustly sub-ugated. I shall no longer see the sun or stars, or "eel the winds play on my chee!s. ;.The light o" that con"lagration will "ade away1 my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. This "inal passage portrays the humanity within such a catastrophe whereby he sorrows "or his "athers and his inevitable death evo!ing pathos towards the monster through the sensory imagery. Blade Runners opening scene warns o" an arti"icial world devoid o" human involvement that is a conse uence o" a lac! o" responsibility distinctly re"lecting the explosion o" the technological development during the 3456s. The opening panoramic panning shot o" <634 ,.A. reveals a morose world lit by the glow o" corporate advertisements, $cotts representation o" the blea! "uture mani"ested by the dominance o" capitalism. In addition, the "ireballs, together with the haunting 'angelis bac!ground music emphasises the nightmarish dystopia. This re"lects the awareness o" the decaying environment, similar to $helley, is employed to represent man!inds destruction due to technology. In exact comparison to that o" the monsters last moments, %oy /attys last moments evo!e that in truth, the replicants can be seen as more humane than humans whereby he sacri"ices his own li"e in order to save another. I=ve seen things you people wouldn=t believe. Attac! ships on "ire o"" the shoulder o" .rion;;;All those moments will be lost in time, li!e tears in the rain. Time to die. The simile gives the audience insight into experiences that had not only physical but emotional impacts on %oy be"ore his peace"ul acceptance o" death in direct mirror o" :esus cruci"ixion. Thereby enacting %idley $cotts warning that this overreliance on technology will cause us to become detached "rom society without any retreat. Thus, we can see how both $helley and $cott represent their 8eitgeists in their texts, Frankenstein and Blade Runner, as they draw upon societal concerns to warn us o" the conse uences o" overstepping our boundaries and unbridled ambition resulting in the dehumanising e""ect on society. $ubse uently, it becomes evident that despite their temporal and contextual di""erences, through common concerns and concepts that transcend human beings these texts are une uivocally lin!ed.