The World Is Worth Living Analysis

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“Ernest Hemmingway once wrote ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’” I agree with the second part.” These are the last lines spoken in the crime thriller Se7en, by Detective William Somerset, who is played by Morgan Freeman. This line resonated with me because it reflects the overall outlook of the film. The setting, characters, and plot, express the idea that the world is a dark and dangerous place, and that the good guys don’t always come out on top. Working in an unnamed city, Detective Somerset is a seasoned yet jaded homicide detective who is on the brink of retiring. His hopes of retirement are dashed when a young detective named David Mills, who is played by Brad Pitt, is transferred to his precinct. The two detectives, although worlds apart are forced to work together, as they soon discover the body of an obese man shortly after meeting. After noticing that the obese man was tied up and fed to death, the two detectives also discover the word “Gluttony” written on a wall at the crime scene. It’s not long before the detectives begin to find more bodies, each one…show more content…
He believed that the people of earth were not taking heed of God’s word and that they were indulging in the seven deadly sins. Despite the fact that he is a loner who does not have much to his name, he does not seem to fit the profile of someone who is motivated by strain theory. Doe does not have tangible motives, and he has the means to achieve the motives that he does have. This means that he is not committing his crimes due to feeling strained by society, but that he’s doing it because it’s his goal. Comparatively, I believe Doe’s killings would relate more the rational choice theory. Many would find this strange because Doe may not seem like a sane person who is capable of rational thought. On the contrary, he acted systematically in this film in order to fool the police, and he ultimately achieved his
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