A Hero In The Blade Runner

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Blade runner is a science fiction film about the future, in this futuristic scenario, there are robots called replicants. They are visually indistinguishable from humans, and are exclusively used for menial or dangerous work on off-world colonies. Replicants are banned from the earth, if one of them managed his way to it, blade runners will be sent to hunt them down and retire (kill) them. In the film, we have this particular blade runner, Deckard, his mission is to retire four replicants, who have gotten to earth looking for a way to live longer. As the film goes on, it is difficult to find out if Deckard really is the hero of the story or if he is just doing his job. This leads to another question, is there a hero in the story? Through this essay, we will find out if there is a hero, and if there is, who is it.

At the beginning of the film, we have Deckard, a retired blade runner, who is claimed to be the best. Because of this, he is asked for one last mission. For which, at the beginning he refuses; but then, they threaten him, and he is forced to agree. This can be seen as a hero quest, a retired soldier comes back for one last job to save the world, but because he has been obligated, he can’t play a hero role for doing so. As the movie moves on, Deckard has to retire replicants to complete his final task. There are four replicants that need to be destroyed, two men and two women. From which Deckard only manages to retire the two women. First Zhora, with a shot on the

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