Frankenstein and Blade Runner Essay Brainstorming

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Frankenstein and Blade Runner Essay Brainstorming by Mind Map: Frankenstein and Blade Runner Essay Brainstorming

1. Creator vs. Creation

1.1. Frankenstein

1.1.1. Victor

1.1.1.1. Loathes his creation

1.1.2. The Creation

1.1.2.1. Originally loving, learns to hate

1.2. Blade Runner

1.2.1. Dr. Tyrell

1.2.2. The Replicants

1.2.2.1. Roy Batty

1.2.2.1.1. Represents the hostile side of the replicant nature as the Creation is at the end of the book

1.2.2.2. Pris

1.2.2.2.1. Represents innocence, curiosity and, it seems like, an eagerness for life

2. Ambition vs. Madness

2.1. Frankenstein

2.1.1. Victor

2.1.1.1. Enthusiastic scientist

2.1.1.2. Ambition: Undiscovered knowledge

2.1.1.3. Madness: Pride, paranoia, regret, guilt

2.1.2. The Creation

2.1.2.1. A "horrid wretch" with enhanced abilities and learning potential

2.1.2.2. Ambition: to learn the ways of man and find sympathy and affection

2.1.2.2.1. Symbol: Books

2.1.2.3. Madness: complete rejection by society and his creator

2.2. Blade Runner

2.2.1. Deckard

2.2.1.1. A bounty hunter that goes after replicants

2.2.1.2. Ambition: simply to complete his mission

2.2.1.3. Madness: becoming emotionally attached to a replicant reconsidering the nature of his mission

2.2.2. Dr. Tyrell

2.2.2.1. The scientist of the story...the "creator" who suffers a fate similar to Victor's due to his creation

2.2.2.2. Ambition: to create beings that are more human than humans

2.2.2.3. Madness: Creation too advanced to control...suffers consequences

2.2.3. Rachael

2.2.3.1. A replicant that has memories and emotions

2.2.3.2. Madness: similar to the Creation...confused as to what her purpose is in life because her kind is rejected by society, yet she is "special"..."what am I?"

3. Possible Theme Statements