Texts in time convey values of their respective contexts that contain dire warnings through time, do you agree with this statement? Evaluate how this message may be apparent in Frankincense and Blunderer. Texts entail values proportional to their milieu. Composers of each era analyze and inquire the potential consequences of what their societies deem as progress.
Composers Mary Shelley and Roy Batty, in their respective texts, Frankincense, a gothic-based epistolary novel, and Blunderer, a post-modern sic-if film, both stand as prophetic warnings to humanity, invigorated by their thirst for knowledge and version of moral conduct. Both texts recognize the change in contexts, reflecting a change in values. In a period of post-enlightenment and the advent of Galvanism we perceive Shelley concern with ‘mans’ progress [frankincense quote on how dangerous is man ].
This is discerned through Frankincense’s behavior [his demeanor and arrogant attitude]; we witness him challenge the established values of his time. Ignoring the potential consequences of his actions, experimenting for the sensation of success, Shelley condemns him through his lack of civility “l true murderer, I felt the never dying Oromo alive in my bosom”, use of Worm’ exemplifies his deterioration in humanity, initiated by his ambition for omnipotence. Science and humanity play a significant role in the text.
Shelley concern with the boundaries of human endeavor and science is present in all corners of her novel. She perceives the prolusion of technology as ‘dehumidifying, her fear for the unknown, arising from a Romanticist perspective. If there is an inconsistency of science and nature, it will lead to dire consequences[insert quote about the downfall of victor]. Therefore we see the impacts of blind ambition towards science, leading to the deterioration of humanity, message Shelley was ambitious to send to the readers. The subversion of creator and creation is clearly evident in the text.
In response to Galvanism’s attempt to re-animate life, Frankincense attempts to ‘instill the spark of life’ in his creation. He creates a fallacy that he is the supreme [insert quote on arrogance]. This is evident in his arrogance towards his surroundings, as he “peruse nature to her hiding places”. We discover a monster, full of desire and passion to live. During a confrontation with Frankincense, the monster asserts “you accuse me of murder yet you would have satisfied conscience, to destroy your own creature, the eternal Justice of man” a monster acquiring more humanity than the human himself, Victor.
The monsters kind gentle nature [his love towards humans] is Juxtaposed by Visitor’s rabid demutualization. The creature begins life with a naive view of humanity; it progresses as the monster attains a profound comprehension of humans, through thorough observation. He resembles what humans should be, from the trace to Shelley, that all to creations are gregarious creatures. The deterrence between Frankincense and the Monster is further evident when we observe irony between the characterizations of the two.
Victor intends to sequester from humanity, ND the monster yearns for companionship. Despite the incessant occurrences between the two, Victor lacks humanity to sympathize for his creation “it was the wretch whom I created” or “the filthy daemon to who I had given life”, he is still not willing to negotiate. Therefore the corruption of the natural order (I. E. The inconsistency of creator and creation) will result in the destruction of those responsible, and if one lacks the compassion to empathic for his brother in humanity, it will destroy the basis of his society.
The sass’s introduced economic rationalism, corporate dominance and technological advancement. They played as significant motifs towards Coot’s legacy in Blunderer. America promoted towards its people, albeit feared, arbitration [this is highlighted through.. ]. We witness a homogeneous metropolis in Blunderer; suggesting the roots of this corrupt world, arise from Coot’s contexts, in the aforementioned. The absence of humanity, families, loved ones, coerces us to ponder, When will we recognize the impacts of our actions’.
This allows us to inquire the value of nature in Blunderer. This is evident in the opening scene, the panoramic montage, the fiery explosions in the background, highlights the severity of environmental degradation. In a few seconds, we deduce Coot’s prophetic warning of the blind pursuit of knowledge, and how societies have become devoid in responsibility. Furthermore the constancy of acid rain, and smog in the atmosphere, emphasizes the degree of artificiality this community has reached.
A scene can be used as an analogy to emphasize humanity betrayal and disloyalty to nature. The kiss prior to Trestle’s murder concurs with Judas’ kiss of betrayal from the Bible. Therefore the aftermath of humanity and unchecked ambition, parallels with the instability between man and artificial creation. Hubris is a predominant value in Blunderer. [talk more about hubris]Utterly interferes with natural reproduction, introduces artificial life, and then assigns himself a God-like stature.
His pyramid-like corporation exhibits his power and greed over the capitalist society. Despite being responsible for the mass production of ‘his’ Replicates, Utterly lacks hindsight, is egocentric, and infiltrated with vainglory, as well as lacking the compassion to the meet the requirements to his creation. T apparent in his attitude towards Roy, prior to his demise. Despite fearing for his life, Utterly continues to condescend Roy “the light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long, you are quite a prize”.
Utterly is still unable to distinguish the Replicates from property, therefore leading to his demise at the hands of his prodigal son. What is seen in the first text re-emerges in the second text despite the one hundred and fifty time distinction. Both Shelley and Scott draw up their societal concerns to warn us of the dire consequences of unchecked ambition and unfettered science. Both texts indicate the potential warnings to their audience, having different contexts, and a parallel message.