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The human experience encompasses the entire emotional and spiritual spectrum of ideology Violence is unfortunately a louder and more dramatic aspect of this expressive catalogue and as ugly as it may be mans brutality against man is one of his most defining aspects In the case of the creature from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and the replicants from Ridley Scotts Blade Runner this violence takes on a role of complete dominance in the individual and essentially consumes his entire being The question posed then is whether or not these bloodthirsty creations are indeed justified in their actions by the utter rejection they receive from their respective societies In light of such works as The Bibles Book of Genesis Thomas Hobbess Leviathan and Jean Jacques Rousseaus Discourse on the Origins of Inequality it becomes quite clear that these anomalies were not only right in their violence but that it was the only solution given their adverse situations The tale of creation found in the Bible has long been a widely accepted history of mankind The creator God shuns his creations Adam and Eve because they had eaten of the tree which I commanded thee thou shouldst not eat Genesis 6 While this may be justifiable in the utopian Garden of Eden Shelleys creature and the Replicants are unified in that they live in far from perfect worlds In the case of the creature he appears to fully understand the rejection which society and Dr Frankenstein greets him with Remember that I am thy creature I ought to be thy Adam but I am rather the fallen angel whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeedShelley 84 As the creature says himself after reading Miltons Paradise Lost I was not even of the same nature as man Shelley 105 In short the creature is never under the jurisdiction of Genesis because he has no Eden from which he can be exiled and while he is violent and rebellious
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