A strong analysis of the female replicants and their status and roles within society and within the film.
Does the unsettling of boundaries between real and simulated memories through androids and cyborgs in DADo ES, Blade Runner and Robocop reveal wider anxieties and hopes of the postmodern consciousness? Comparison of Creator and Created between Frankenstein and Blade Runner.
The question of Deckard's humanity versus the Replicant's humanity is one of what "humanity" itself is and what it even means to "improve" on it.
Another essay originally from the University of Minnesota Cyberfeminism and Technoculture course - this one from Hannah Kuhlmann.
You should still, (of course), take whatever you want to from the film.
Just because somebody else has made a certain interpretation, doesn't mean it is a fact.It addresses some of the eternal questions that humans have asked for centuries, for example: "What does it mean to be human? " "What is the difference between real memories and artificial memories? " "What are the moral issues we face in the creation of artificial people?" These and many more questions are there in the film for those who wish to examine them.Others are lucky enough to study them as part of academic courses.It seems there is an increasing need for a resource guide to find all those excellent analysis essays dispersed across the Web. In this guide, I have identified whether the link is internal to or external.However, excerpts may be freely quoted with proper attribution.Many of these essays comment on multiple themes, but to help you get to what you're looking for quicker, I have attempted to bring some order to the kipple by sorting them by their main theme.This is, on the face of it, a comparison by Patrick Meaney of William Blake's The Tyger and The Fly.However, when I read it through my Blade Runner glasses, I see an inciteful metaphorical analysis of Tyrell, Replicants and Humans. Lim studies production design, concentrating on Lawrence G.PKD created a fictional religion precisely to get around that problem.The makers of the film decided to make it more accessible as the whole Mercerism concept couldn't be put across in a 2 hour action movie.