How does the film Blade Runner reflect two (or more) themes established in Mary Shelley’s Franken...

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How does the film Blade Runner reflect two (or more) themes established in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? by Mind Map: How does the film Blade Runner reflect two (or more) themes established in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

1. Characters

1.1. Frankenstein

1.1.1. Frankestein

1.1.2. Creature

1.2. Blade Runner

1.2.1. Roy

1.2.2. Deckard

2. Conflicts

2.1. w/ society

2.2. w/ self

2.3. w/ technology

2.4. w/ creator

3. Ideas

3.1. Man playing God, or creating man

3.2. “what it is to be a slave.”

3.2.1. Deckard & Roy

3.2.1.1. Roy was created to build new cities/ he was made to work as a slave

3.2.1.2. Deckard has to kill replicants, and he was a slave when he was hanging on to the building. For a time, he was a slave to Roy because he was his only way of surviving

3.2.2. Frankenstein & Creature

3.2.2.1. Frankenstein was a slave to the creature because he was constantly living in fear

3.2.2.2. Creature was a slave because he was isolated and lonely/ he needed someone to connect with

3.2.3. Were slaves to each other, living in fear and also conscious of the decisions they were making and guilt

3.3. Consequences of unnatural beings

3.3.1. Roy was perfect

3.3.1.1. Lived a somewhat decent life besides the evilness

3.3.1.2. Able to blend in

3.3.2. Creature was "wretched" and ugly

3.3.2.1. Society was afraid of him because of his appearance

3.3.3. Childlike

3.4. Questions what it means to be human

4. Themes

4.1. Don't try to play God; we are relatively powerless

4.1.1. Knowledge can be dangerous

4.2. The importance of having a parental figure in nurture

4.3. People must take responsibility for their actions and they must be aware of their choices

4.4. A monster lies in all of us

4.4.1. We are all evil or a capable of doing something evil

4.5. Revenge does no good for anyone

5. Symbols

5.1. Photos

5.1.1. Deckard's house

5.2. Books

5.2.1. How the Creature became educated knowledgable

5.2.2. Deckard's apartment was filled with books

5.3. Family

5.3.1. Sebastian