Blade Runner

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THE HUMANITY?S EGOISM Nowadays, the issue of genetic research is very debatable in community and especially in the scientific field by authorities. The technology is developing day by day and the genetic is probably affected by these developments and it cause a question in our minds ?How can we explore the meaning of being a human in the future and how can we change the world?s conditions by making people wrong decisions?? Actually, the comparison of the two characters of the film ?Blade Runner? is enough to understand and have a general opinion about the issue.

Firstly, in term of physical features, there are many similarities between Deckard and Roy. Deckard is a normal human being, but he is very strong as an ancient policeman. However Roy is a little stronger than him, because he is a replicant who has a capability to realize some works that a human cannot realize his natural features.

Similar to Deckard, Roy has a perfect body that nobody is able to recognize his difference without asking some emotional questions by checking the iris? movement. Deckard has brown hair and blue eyes. He is a little chubby. He looks older than Roy. However, Roy has yellow hair. He has different style. He is as tall as Deckard. In spite of Deckard?s long life with lots of experience, he can be considerable as a handsome man.

Secondly, psychological features are also very important to comprise them, because their psychological differences constitute the main point of the film. As a replicant, Roy is created to be used in some responsibilities that a human being cannot realize such as exploration in dangerous places or colonization of other worlds; therefore Roy is able to kill other people called enemy by his creators. However Deckard has quitted the police department and he has never killed another one. Unfortunately, he has to kill all of the replicants to realize his responsibilities. Roy is more intelligent then Deckard because of his superior brain creation. At the beginning of replicant?s creation, the genetic engineers of Tyrell cooperation did not prefer creating them with emotions. However, they made an important mistake and the replicants gained themselves their emotions. They have some memories of other living people. They believe now that they are like human beings and have to live likely. Therefore they are emotionally similar to each other. For example, Deckard falls in love with Rachael and Roy with Zoi. This situation proves their similarities. The most important side about their psychology is the lesson given by Roy to Deckard. He becomes very sad because of Zoi and his friend? deaths, so he wants the revenge. However, at last, he decides to give a lesson to Deckard. His death after a four-year life with a flight of bird from his army makes Deckard thinking about the meaning of life as a human. The egoism of humanity creates these replicants to use them for only four years and when they gain their own feelings, we let them to die. Deckard recognizes that only emotions can show our differences from creatures.

In conclusion, the humanity must be careful and sensitive before realizing these genetic researches. Absolutely, technology is important to create better life conditions, but we are not allow to be reason of other generations pain. All of us have to pay attention our personal benefits before making some bad examples for the humanity?s egoism.