Hey there guys - this is my introduction currently - please help!The notion of morality and responsibility is a critical connection between Frankenstein and Blade runner.
Although any two texts may be differentiated for a variety of reasons, such as the time written and the author's writing style, there are always a myriad of connections that can be made between them. An example of this phenomenon can be seen through the comparison of the two texts: Frankenstein, the gothic genre novel written by Mary Shelley and The Blade Runner, a science-fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. These texts can be familiarised with each other in the sense that much similarity can be seen through the notion of morality and responsibility. These two aspects are depicted through plot development, character profiles, dualities and themes throughout both texts. One example that clearly shows the connection of the two texts is the conformity and non-conformity of rules and regulations surrounding Victor from Frankenstein and Deckard from Blade Runner. This sense of morality drives each character and 'the good of man' is often questioned through these protagonists. The standards of morality in each text are similar even though they are separated through timeline; similarly the setting of what is perceived as 'right' and 'wrong' are timelessly alike also. The duality that Frankenstein and Tyrell share is one of responsibility as they are the creators of perceived 'evil': the 'monster' and the 'replicants'. Likewise, both abandon their creations and this drives the monster and the replicants to try to live alone, in an unfamiliar world. Although both texts are filled with examples of 'bad responsibility' there are also many instances of 'good responsibility' also, particularly in Frankenstein. This sets a standard in each text and through the lack of responsibility - the questioning of morality can be seen. Both texts share similar values and plot development, which are subject to the notion of morality and responsibility within.