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The notion of a natural world is one that suggests an environment that has been formed by nature growing spontaneously uncultivated and undergoing natural rhythms that emerge periodically It is this natural world that incorporates flora and fauna However the dominant species in this setting is not the human race rather it is the natural environment that embraces humans as a part of its habitat This theme is unequivocal in Aldous Huxleys Brave New World BNW and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner - The Directors Cut BR as both texts examine the interplay between nature and humanity The natural environment and the conflict purported with humanity explored in BNW and BL must be examined in correlation to not only the physical habitat but also as a social issue Aldous Huxley composed BNW in 1932 following the aftermath of World War I As a result Huxleys context reflects many historical and social perceptions that were apparent in his period BNW satirises cynical visions envisaged by totalitarian parties exposing flaws and dangers that deny the fundamental aspects of humanity and individual freedoms allowing the natural world to be obliterated Similar to Huxley Ridley Scotts BL 1982 presents a futuristic world that has been significantly affected by the progress of technology However this dystopian projection contrasts to Huxleys world as he examines an environment that has been completely deteriorated at the hands of humanity Scotts tension exists as a reflection of the rapid technological advancement occurring during the 1980sThe Asian motif that is seen in the movie epitomised by the giant billboard of the Asian woman illustrates the rise of Asian economies known as the Asian Tigers Commercialism was another motif that is prevalent and is indicative of the subsuming role of the government as large multinationals become very influential Both texts employ a variety of techniques appropriate to genre so as to illustrate the theme of a tension between humanity and the natural world In order to create
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