Comparing Brave New World and Blade Runner
Human relationships, and humankind’s understanding of the wild, are formed and shown in Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott, and in Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) through their authors’ usage of the contrast between real nature and the wild. The human relationship with the wild is tenuous, and this is shown within both texts. More often than not, nature is comprehended just as a force to be controlled, controlled or exploited for the benefit of humankind. The new wild is one produced by human society nevertheless, although established and sustained by the characters, the wild seems to control and manipulate mankind, instead of the reverse.
In Blade Runner and in Brave New World, the nature of joy and freedom is one of the most frequent themes; it appears in both texts that stability, and through stability, happiness, needs the loss of self identity to society. The style of humankind overturning nature; real nature versus the brand-new wild, is also seen. The contexts behind both texts offer total meaning to the texts; each is trying to deal with the social circumstances of their times, making a remark about society as a whole.
Brave New World addresses communism, through using production-line styled humanity; conditioning, and Bokanovsky’s procedure. Blade Runner, on the other hand, concentrates on the supremacy of capitalism and commerce, through the godlike representation the Tyrell Corporation. Nature and the environment is one of the typical components of context behind the texts; in Blade Runner, this revealed through the lack of anything truly natural, which is reflective of the 1980’s sudden awareness of the damage done by humanity to the environment, and that nature was not an inexhaustible resource.
In Brave New World, the concerns for the environment are likewise present, however, the concern is not for the ultimate damage of the environment, rather, it shows humankind ending up being different completely from nature, of it being contained and controlled; this is seen through the natural world by being included in the reserves, all other nature tamed and sterilised. The texts are still valued today, as numerous problems raised in the texts are still appropriate in contemporary society.
Comprehending the context in which these texts were made up helps to provide the responder insight into the concerns raised within the text, and how these show understanding of humanity and nature. The nature of joy and flexibility is a style seen in Brave New World, in the loss of identity for the stability of society; which ends up being a loss of identity for joy. This is done through making use of the dystopic fiction, the style of the novel, and its structure; but also through the use of characterisation.
The principle that joy needs the loss of self identity is one challenged by Brave New World, in particular; this also deals with the contextual principle of communism in society. Within the text, stability of society is all effective;.”. When the individual feels, the community reels …” Conditioning and Soma are utilized by the general population to prevent realisation of the loss of identity; they are kept emotionally immature, with a shallow and unfulfilling form of happiness delegated satisfy them.
Huxley is showing the fundamental defects in the search for paradise; it is an unattainable aim; which ultimately leads to the damage of individuality and humankind. The dystopic impression of futility upon the respondent is created here, as it also is in Blade Runner. Blade Runner is established in a world where identity is forfeited to society without even the illusional happiness of Brave New World. It is without real liberty or happiness, which is shown through using film noir; the darkness of the movie’s themes and concerns is reflected in using cinematic method, the dim lighting and stylised settings.
The assimilation of humanity by the replicants reveals the theme; they have quit their own identity in the hope of attaining happiness. In contrast to this, the discovery by Rachael of her true identity, a replicant, destroys the illusion of happiness her place in society had actually given her; Rachael: “I’m not in the business. … I am the business.” However this enabled her to find a form of freedom. The failure of the replicants to truly become a part of human society is that they are excessive a part of the brand-new wild, perfect in the face of mankind’s defects, therefore are separate from real nature and mankind …
In Brave New World, true nature is constrained and different from society; the new wild is humanity’s creation; here, Savage has been turned down from the natural in the reserves, but Savage can not cope with the demands of the new wild– London society– therefore withdraws from it into what he views as the natural world.”. Loathsome civilised stuff! … To sing and enjoy himself was not why he had come here; it was to leave more contamination by civilised life …” Nevertheless, Savage is continuously confronted by the new wild beyond his efforts to leave it; so hangs himself in a last rejection of it.
Characterisation is the primary method utilized in communicating the theme of society’s reversing of nature; true nature and the wild, nevertheless, in Blade Runner, visual and cinematographic techniques are also utilized. The city itself has actually become a character within the text, as it helps show the theme. The replicants are too ideal in contrast to the damaged residues of humankind; for to be human is to be imperfect. The replicants have ended up being a part of the wild, as is seen in the pursuit of Zhora by Deckard. When Deckard tests Zhora for emotion: Deckard:. you ‘d be amazed what a guy would go through to get a look of a gorgeous body …” Zhora:. “. no, I would not …” Zhora, although attempting to appear human, does not match the expectations of society and so betrays her nature. She flees into the streets semi-dressed; she has actually adjusted to and become a part of the brand-new wild, while Deckard remains apart, but enforcing himself upon it. Although the mediums utilized by both texts succeeded; the most effective would be Blade Runner, due to its usage of the visual techniques of film noir; inematography and audio cues. Nevertheless, the usefulness of the film was blocked by the kind of innovation used to view it; the video was uncomfortable and time consuming, and general understanding of the movie was minimized as it was viewed in a segmented fashion. Brave New World, on the other hand, being set in a novel format, was much easier to deem a complete work, as it might be evaluated at the later date by the individual. It has become apparent in the conclusion of this system; that the most reliable of study procedures have actually not been those which were technology based.
When utilizing the mind-mapping program, Motivation, the gain was worth less than the effort taken. The 2 texts, Blade Runner and Brave New World both present various, but unopposed views of humankind and its relationship with the wild. This has actually been done through using strategies consisting of dystopic fiction, movie noir, and characterisation. Likewise shaping and showing human understanding were the styles of the nature of liberty and joy, and of humankind overcoming nature. It can be seen in the texts that the view of humanity reflected is one of the misuse of innovation and society.
Technology creates the new wild, and establishes a dystopia, which slowly strangles mankind’s relationship with the natural world, leaving the characters to be destroyed by their own creation. Both texts show a world decimated by innovation, bereft of true nature, and therefore of true mankind. What is delegated the characters is a self-made wild; a thing more hazardous than ever true nature was; for the wild controls and distorts the characters whenever they enter into contact with it, without being impacted itself.