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Artificial Creation The word Artificial derived from the Latin word artificialis is defined as Made by humans produced rather than natural Since the beginning of time man has always been enthralled by a magnificent sight however what is beautiful to one person may be uncanny to another This thought can be summed up in one sentence Beauty is in the eye of the beholder This saying was formulated many years ago and it still holds true today Throughout time man has striven to find and become beautiful In the stories of Ovid Pynchon Kleist and Blade Runner this is the case In these stories however the same concept is presented in the form of a question Is it acceptable to become beautiful through artificial means In each of the four stories the same idea is presented in different contexts Ovid Kleist and Blade Runner build figures from the ground up to create what they think to be perfect creatures Pynchon however while still using a form of creation merely re-creates shapes on the face of a young girl to obtain what she thinks is a better suited nose The only natural creation is Gods Throughout time man has striven for perfection With more and more technological advances it has become possible to create the person that everyone idolizes In the case of Pynchon for instance a nose job to achieve what Esther believes will make her truly beautiful is the topic Doctor Shoenmaker who is performing the surgery is more than a doctor The doctor turns a rather normal surgery into some kind of sexual fiesta with perverted antidotes After achieving what Esther thinks is personal beauty she willingly gives herself to her creator Doctor Shoenmaker in full confidence Doctor Shoenmaker on the other hand believes that in turning Esther into what she wants to become he has now somehow transformed this hideous beast into some kind of beautiful temptress and the she
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