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Morality and Responsibility essay (connection between Frankenstein and Blade runner)


benjaminpott 1 / 1  
Apr 24, 2011   #1
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.

OP benjaminpott 1 / 1  
Apr 24, 2011   #2
I have just written each Topic Sentence and a conclusion so if you wouldn't mind taking a look at this too that would be fantastic - thanks guys!

Topic 1:
In both texts there are a variety of examples of conformity and non-conformity towards the rules and regulations that surround each character. The two texts can be likened through this aspect as the timeless perception of 'the good of man' is depicted and how it drives each character to question the standards of morality surrounding them.

Topic 2:
The setting of 'Good' and 'Evil' in relation to the notion of morality in each text is a good example of how through time, the two texts can be familiarised with each other. The community surrounding each of the main characters helps to depict the essence of perceived good and evil in relation to plot development and this is a crucial connection between the two texts.

Topic 3:
Each text shows a furious depiction of the good and bad responsibility, stemming from the creation of life and the assumption of 'God' in life. This is common to both texts through the creation of 'the monster' and the 'replicants', and the bad parenting each of the creations are subject to due to each creator's selfishness.

Conclusion:
In conclusion, it is clear how both texts Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley and The Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott can be connected through the notion of morality and responsibility. This is seen through the conformity and non-conformity of rights and regulations in each protagonist's world and the relation this has towards their morality. The timeless setting of 'Good' and 'Evil' in relation to the notion of morality and how the community surrounding each of the protagonists helps to depict the essence of perceived good and evil in life. Finally, the innate quality of responsibility is questioned by each text through the conception of life and the assumed role of 'God' over all existence - leading to the poor responsibility of the creations made. Both texts are similar through these aspects for a variety of reasons, evidently over time, texts can still be familiarised to an extent.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,339 129  
Apr 27, 2011   #3
I think you should add a sentence right after the first sentence of the essay. Make it a sentence that explains what you mean by CONNECTIONS. That will help the reader to understand the phenomenon you are describing.

These texts can be familiarised with each other in the sense that much similarity can be seen through the notion of morality and responsibility. ---That is not the way to use FAMILIARIZED. I think you should choose a different word, like "likened." They can be likened to one another...

It seems like if you want to embark upon this weighty discussion you need to write a lot more. Is this the introduction to something?

It seems that your main message is about the fact that "connections can be made," but I think you can come up with something even more specific and meaningful.

:-)


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