While some differences between Blade Runner and Frankenstein are evident the similarities are quite clear. In both works the common theme is the hubris of man and how we try to play god and change nature. One of the main differences between these works is the time in which they take place. Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein who in his youth and arrogance believes he can play god and reanimate the dead. To this end he builds a giant monstrous cadaver of different parts that he recovered from other bodies, he assembles this and uses lightning to try to reanimate it.
Iconic. That 's one way to describe Mary Shelley 's legendary horror story, known as "Frankenstein." Her terrifying tale struck fear into the herats of many, and continues to do so today. When Dr. Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with the secret of life, he strives to animate the hodgepodge of dead body parts which make up his monster. Because of this dangerous creation, Victor 's closest friend and family are killed.
“Written in 1816, when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley’s novel of “The Modern Prometheus” chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind” (Bantam Dell, 2002). In her novel, Mary Shelley expresses the worldview of a universe without a supreme God, a world where the race of man have immense power and knowledge and even the ability to impart life to non-life; a world where nature created itself and displays divinity. Although these views do not incorporate the Biblical worldview, several ideas of mankind in Frankenstein do assimilate with the truths of the Bible.
Both “Frankenstein” and “The Tempest” have had an insurmountable influence on the way literatures developed. This is largely due to the similar compelling theme of the oppressor and the oppressed, a theme which is widely represented in novels today. The themes and the character relationships are extremely similar to one another. This is conveyed through the relationships between Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, as well as the relationship between Prospero and Caliban.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein may be one of the most popular novels of the 1800’s. In her novel, it can be seen that it was, in fact, meant to be a horror story. One of the elements she uses to convey the horror of her story in through the use of manipulation of the creature. Manipulation and the use of manipulation is a great detail that most glance over when looking in a horror story. Manipulation is a common tactic used by many people who want to get another person to commit an act they want them to do.
The Ugly Truth About Beauty In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley excels at accurately portraying how social beauty standards, along with being alienated from society, affects one’s perception of oneself. For the most part, when people think of “Frankenstein,” they immediately think of “monster.” However, Frankenstein is the creator of the creature - a creature who in actuality is unfit to suit the label of “monster” and is not given a name. In the midst of the novel, the creature becomes aware of other people’s appearances, the beauty they possess, and how it is all so different from his own image. Attempting to comprehend the newly found information causes the creature to question his own appearance, and once he does so, the view he once had of himself is altered.
Prometheus, a titan who brought fire to man, is alluded to hundreds of years later through Frankenstein, a scientist who brought a corpse back to life. With Prometheus being explored in the works of Hesiod and Aeschylus, and Frankenstein illustrated in Mary Shelley’s work- both ultimately illustrate how going beyond the norm threatens culture, balance and authority. In other words, the process of crossing the threshold is critical to an individual being extraordinary, though their contributions may initially be viewed as negative and unwanted. Campbell’s monomyth theory, which outlines the hero’s journey, explores the idea of crossing the threshold. Despite details being different for different heroes, the common theme stands still of crossing
“Knowledge is power” (Meditationes Sacrae [1597; Works 14.95; 79]) is a famous quote from Francis Bacon with many meanings. Knowledge is magical and beneficial; everyone wants to be able to say that they “know everything” but knowing too much is not always a good thing/has been proved to lead to destruction. Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth are two extraordinary characters that seem to struggle with the power of knowledge. Both crave any amount of knowledge they can receive which inevitably influences their ambitions, causes them to make immoral decisions and lose their sense of reality.
Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature are similar in more ways than one might initially realize. They both long for families, but become increasingly distant from those around them as time goes on. Frankenstein was abandoned by his mother, while the Creature was abandoned by Frankenstein. They are both impulsive, eager to learn, and have an incredibly difficult time coping with their extreme emotions.
People, who are different, are often ostracized for being themselves and are considered outcasts. For example, the movie, Edward Scissorhands, is a story about a young man, who had scissors for hands. Based on his appearance, people were scared of him. They thought he would try to hurt them. Not many people tried to get to know him, but almost everyone made negative assumptions about him.