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  1. page Comparison of Blade Runner & Frankenstein edited ... Both stories feature a very intelligent person trying to play God through the creation of life…
    Both stories feature a very intelligent person trying to play God through the creation of life.
    Both of the creatures were subsequently mistreated by their maker and society as a whole.
    · In·In both stories,
    the creator.
    · Both

    stories contain
    dealing with
    - They

    are both
    had peculiarly attracted my attention was the structure of the human frame, and, indeed, any animal endued with life. Whence, I often
    life proceed?"
    - Both

    creators share
    human life
    - Both

    creators are
    · Both·Both stories share
    is dangerous
    - Throughout

    Frankenstein, the
    another life, directly led to the many tragedies that befell him, "Learn from me, if not by my precept, at least by my example, how
    dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he
    will allow"
    - In

    Blade Runner,
    given special treatment because of this? No, in fact, they are treated as slaves and hunted down when they return to the birthplace of
    the human race
    · Both·Both creators are
    life forms
    - "...but

    my imagination
    complex and wonderful as man. The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an
    undertaking..." (pg 53). This lack of materials causes both creations to suffer with characteristics that make them very different from
    of humanity
    - Frankenstein's

    monster's image
    skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; ...only formed a more
    horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his
    shriveled complexion and black lips" (pg 57), while Tyrell's replicants are without the ability to feel empathy, and have a four year life
    - These

    differences force
    glacier, "As I said this, I suddenly beheld the figure of a man, at some distance, advancing towards me with superhuman speed. He
    bounded over the crevices in the ice, among which I had walked with caution...and I felt a faintness seize me; but I was quickly
    restored by the cold gale of the mountains. I perceived, as the shape came nearer that it was the wretch whom I had created." (pg
    98) While Roy's confrontation with Tyrell occurs high atop a huge building that appears to be a high tech mountain in it's own right
    · During·During these confrontations
    and despair,
    - "Do

    your duty
    leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death..." (pg 99)
    - The-The misfortunes of
    said the daemon; 'do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?-He,' he continued, pointing to the corpse, 'he suffered not
    in the consummation of the deed-oh! not the ten-thousandth portion of the anguish that was mine during the lingering detail of its
    (pg 219)
    - Roy

    expresses to
    allotted four years
    · Both·Both monsters express
    remain alive.
    - Even

    though life
    may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.." (pg 100)
    - Lastly-Lastly both Frankenstein's
    human race that spurns him. "..but I was the slave, not the master, of an impulse, which I detested, yet could not disobey...
    · Conclusion·Conclusion (underlying value
    both texts)
    - If

    scientists were
    The creators would come to loathe their creations, and seek to destroy them. The creatures themselves would react with similar violence when faced
    with destruction.
    - In-In the nineteenth
    Tyrell Corporation.
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  5. page walton edited ... Walton's search lead him to Frankenstein's tale {Frankenstein_2.jpg} Walton’s letters to h…
    Walton's search lead him to Frankenstein's tale
    Walton’s letters to his sister form a frame around the main narrative, Victor Frankenstein’s tragic story. Walton captains a North Pole–bound ship that gets trapped between sheets of ice. While waiting for the ice to thaw, he and his crew pick up Victor, weak and emaciated from his long chase after the monster. Victor recovers somewhat, tells Walton the story of his life, and then dies. Walton laments the death of a man with whom he felt a strong, meaningful friendship beginning to form.
    Walton functions as the conduit through which the reader hears the story of Victor and his monster. However, he also plays a role that parallels Victor’s in many ways. Like Victor, Walton is an explorer, chasing after that “country of eternal light”—unpossessed knowledge. Victor’s influence on him is paradoxical: one moment he exhorts Walton’s almost-mutinous men to stay the path courageously, regardless of danger; the next, he serves as an abject example of the dangers of heedless scientific ambition. In his ultimate decision to terminate his treacherous pursuit, Walton serves as a foil (someone whose traits or actions contrast with, and thereby highlight, those of another character) to Victor, either not obsessive enough to risk almost-certain death or not courageous enough to allow his passion to drive him.

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