TEXTS IN TIME Essay

Submitted By perpetualoddity
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TEXT IDEA CONTEXT/CONCERN TECHNIQUES EVIDENCE
Frankenstein Man’s hubristic ideals of acquiring forbidden knowledge Fear of technological advances ; specifically created by Galvanism and research into anatomy
Battle between advancement and upholding ideals of protecting the transcendence of nature
Critiquing enlightenment era’s scientific rationalism vs romantic ‘heart before head’ mentality
Allusion to Isaac Newton
Pathetic Fallacy, feature of gothic novels
Tandem characters of Frank and Walton to show the two paths
“he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored truth” (proof that man is insignificant compared to divine knowledge, yet Victor saw the juxtaposed greatness as “ideal bounds, which I should break through”
Before; “Never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest” vs. a night that became: “drenched by the rain which poured from a black and comfortless sky”
The novel is epistolary with Walton’s letters used as a frame so the audience see’s Victor as the monster he made himself to be
Bladerunner“ “ Economic ideologies of the 1980’s created by Capitalism
Multinational companies profit motive
Fear of medical advancement: Scientists and doctors ‘playing god’; IVF and cloning
Allusive representation to the past downfalls of society, satirical feature of sci fi films the creed ‘Greed is good’ a phrase coined in 1987 by the movie ‘Wall Street’
Religious symbolism in Tyrell’s death
Panning landscape sequence of Tyrell’s office is a symbolic parallel to Mayan pyramidsThe downfall of mayan society was due to the misuse of their pastures; which can be directly linked to the artificial existence of the replicants“commerce is our goal here at Tyrell. More human than human is our motto”
Biblical Gregorian chant overlays Tyrell’s death scene. Signifying his ‘fall’ from God’s grace and his own self deification; present in Victor
Frank The presence of the Doppelganger, highlights the concerns and fears of the society
The doppelganger effect is an artistic technique based on the belief that every being has another half.
Strong romanticist concern for interference in nature
Uncovering of the human consciousness, Freudian influence to split the psyche
Major time in exploration
Direct comparison between Victor and his monster, highlighted through the epistolary, tiered structure of the novel
Characterisation of Walton to be an explorer; allusion to Rime of the Ancient Mariner Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge In the centre of the novel, the monster asks Victor; “listen to my tale: once you have heard it you may abandon or commiserate me”At the end of the…