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FrankenBlade by Mind Map: FrankenBlade

1. Replicants vs. The Creature

1.1. Both the Replicants and Bob's existence went against the laws of nature.

1.2. Both were created and then abandoned by their creator in times of need.

1.3. Both were shunned from society. The Replicants by the humans who used them for services and manual labor, and Bob by the townspeople and village folk who were terrified by the sight of him.

1.4. Both the Replicants and Bob killed people, although they both killed in cold blood.

1.5. Both the Replicants and Bob wanted something from their Creator that was deemed unattainable. In Bob's case, it was a wife. In the Replicants case, it was an extended lifespan.

2. Nature vs. Nurture

2.1. The Creature was abandoned by Frankenstein only seconds after he had been brought to life, and this can easily be seen as abandonment because the Creature had the mind of a child and being left alone meant he had to learn how to fend for himself in a world of hate.

2.2. The Creature never knew what love or affection was because he had been persecuted by people since the moment he had stepped out into the public's eye, so he learned to hide in the shadows and avoid society as much as he could.

2.3. The Replicants were created with one purpose in mind: to serve the human race. They were built to be almost perfect with good looks, great athletic abilities, and sharp minds. Humans hated them for their perfection and demanded that they be destroyed, but instead they were banished to another planet to do work.

2.4. The Replicants sought to live out a full life, but this could not be achieved with a four-year lifespan hanging over their heads. Honestly, it was very cruel that they should be denied a long life when they were so capable of doing great things.

3. Tyrell vs. Frankenstein

3.1. Tyrell is noticeably more accepting of his creations than Frankenstein ever was, although I suppose that this would be due to the fact that the Replicants were good looking and skilled and Frankenstein's Creature was neither.

3.2. Tyrell didn't seem to mind that his Replicants were to be carted off in the thousands to another planet. In fact, he didn't seem to care at all. He was too busy designing another race of Replicants to replace the rebellious Nexus 6's.

3.3. Frankenstein and Tyrell were both brought to their doom by their own creations which served as the ultimate punishment for abandoning what they themselves had brought to life.

3.4. Both Tyrell and Frankenstein were extraordinarily intelligent but that intelligence is what led to their downfall when both became obsessed with recreating life.

4. Symbolism

4.1. Winter - represents death, stagnation, sleep, and hibernation. In my opinion, the excessive use of the winter season in both Blade Runner and Frankenstein is enough to prove that death is prominent in both.

4.2. Darkness - represents evil, ignorance, and danger. I believe that darkness happens to be a prominent part of both pieces too seeing as the Creature was forced to live in the shadows and the Replicants had been hiding themselves away from society to avoid death. In fact, hiding seems to be pretty prominent too.

4.3. Paranoia - self-explanatory. Frankenstein was extremely paranoid throughout the book whilst the human race was paranoid about Replicants managing to merge into their society without them being fully aware, thus their adaptation of different methods to ensure that none got in.