“Analyse how Frankenstein and Blade Runner imaginatively portray individuals who challenge the established values of their time”
Through changing contexts, it is evident that the values and ideals in one context may or may not be present in another context. Because of reasons such as revolutions or even the quest of knowledge, these established values over time, change and evolve. From the texts “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly and “Bladerunner” by Ridley Scott, we can see how certain people in society can fulfil the role as a catalyst to cause these changing values in contexts. From the text “Frankenstein”, Victor is seen to fulfil this role and in “Bladerunner”, this spark for these questionable new values and ideas is caused by Tyrell and his corporation. The two texts represent this role in imaginative ways and in different ways such as the roles of these particular characters and these roles are associated to the particular way in which these values are changing.
“Frankenstein” is a written text which explores the changing values and in particular, the question of the creation of life. This text can be seen as a reply to the enlightenment period, also known as the age of reason. This period embodies the ideas of reason and science and the separation of humans and the ideas of the supernatural. Due to the seeking of knowledge and information regarding science during this context, the author has used Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates the abhorred monster, to imaginatively portray what could possibly happen through the act of pushing the boundaries of science too far.  
Because the values of the time which are in question are based on the pursuit of knowledge, the author has used the character profile of a scientist which embodies the characteristics of a person who wishes to discover and to expand his knowledge. Through this character choice, the author has imaginatively used a character to challenge the type of values which are being questioned in...