Blade Runner & Frankenstein Themes

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Blade Runner & Frankenstein Themes by Mind Map: Blade Runner & Frankenstein Themes

1. Man cannot play the role of God - if one tries to, the outcome will be faulty

1.1. The Frankenstein monster

1.1.1. He has many flaws, in the sense that he is excessively aggressive, revenge seeking, etc.

1.2. Replicants

1.2.1. Replicants are emotionless biological creatures created by humans. Emotions are what describe and classify human beings. Man cannot create something as perfect and pristine as that what God creates. However, replicants are able to eventually develop some emotions

1.3. Society's view

1.3.1. Victor views Frankenstein as a failure and a monster and tries to escape it's wrath. In addition, his grotesque, inhumane features cause others around him to consider him a deadly and dangerous creature - DeLaceys, father of drowning girl

1.3.2. Humans view the replicants as if they are of lower value and status - they enslave them, and eventually when they rebel, the replicants are viewed as monsters and sent to another planet, making it illegal for their existance on Earth. They have a law to kill any of them that live on earth

2. Society can be blind and contradictory of themselves

2.1. This theme basically means that society doesn't realise that somethings that they believe to be atrocious and absurd, is actually a very blind statement and completely contradictory of themselves.

2.1.1. These creatures could be more human than us - Frankensteins desire for companionship and friendship. He confronts the Delacey's in a friendly manner, but they chase him away like wild animals

2.1.1.1. Roy the replicant saved Deckard's life, even though he (a human) was trying to destroy the replicant race and life form on planet Earth - showed they are just as, maybe more human than we have ever been

2.2. Also call this theme Corruption of Humanity

3. What makes us human?

3.1. In both Blade Runner and Frankenstein, the question of what actually makes us human comes into play. It goes down to what is biological and what is mental.