Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner Essay

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner
Comparison and Contrast
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner are two story lines created in a different era, Frankenstein being an early published novel on the creation of an experimental monster that longs to have a normal existence whilst Blade Runner is a more modern take to a future society where there have been genetically engineered robots named ‘replicas’ that are in appearance indistinguishable from human beings which choose to escape to the planet earth in search of extending their life spans.
The comparison of similarities between the two stories begins with the most simple and obvious being the creation of as referred in the
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Thus Frankenstein begins to dislike the regular human because he does not fit in. However, the difference in Blade runner is that the replica robots of humans are accepted into society because they appear the same and act the same as normal human beings. Regular people are unaware that these robots that they have living in a part of their society are actually robots hence testing needs to be done to ensure whether the replica is a robot or human and if found disposed of accordingly. This started off with basic emotion, and gained more complex.
The novel Frankenstein and the film Blade Runner are both similar to each other but pose differences such as human acceptance and era. The generation reading Frankenstein would have had the creature portrayed as a monster and generally not accepted into society hence the simple reaction to remove or destroy the creature. However in Blade Runner the replicas pose a threat to humanity not from brute force or simply not fitting in, they pose a direct threat to industry, and general day to day human function and actions. The warning posed similarly by both stories is a direct threat to human kind of replica creations of the human body are not meant to be created as they exercise danger, post a threat to humanity and in general do not fit in with day to day human interaction and