Module A: Comparative Study of Text

Blade Runner and Frankenstein

The Focus of the Module

This module requires us to study two texts in detail. We need to:

  • Identify and compare the common features of both texts.
  • Discuss and understand the contexts of each text and how these might affect our understanding of the possible meanings of each text.
  • Analysis of how language and other communication techniques contribute to the creation and reading of both texts.
  • Discussion and research about how the change in historical and social context affects the depiction of various themes and values between the two texs.

Important concepts to be aware of

The meaning and themes of text is a part of reflecting that text's, and possibly the composer's values.

Values are the important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable.

Historical context refers to the period in time/history that an event occurred. We need to consider how being a part of that time has affected how the event unfolded.

Social context refers to the particular environment that surround the event/person in question. It includes ideas about how the people, ideas and experiences that surround a person/event influence their experience of life.

Cultural contet