Greed In Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park is a classic science fiction film about the problems one may run into when cloning dinosaurs and creating a Jurassic environment. However, the meaning behind the film may not be so obvious. A viewing of the film makes us question the future for paleontology, cloning technology, and human relationships. Why would the park open with dangers like velociraptors, tyrannosaurus rexes, and other carnivorous, strong, fast, and practically unstoppable dinosaurs present? How do the characters in the film treat death? How does this film portray stereotypes and fears? How does technology play a role in the film, and what does it all mean? As cliché as it may sound, the underlying theme of this movie is greed. Not just financial greed, but greed in pride and the greed one may have for knowledge. Lawyer Donald Gennaro and engineer Dennis Nedry represent the financial issues of greed present in…show more content…
Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler as well as chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcom challenge his ideas of innovation. Dr. Malcom questions his choice for population control, and even his choice to bring back dinosaurs from extinction. Hammond’s greed in knowledge is exposed when he shows the three doctors his laboratory and Dr. Malcom says that Hammond and his scientists were too worried about if they could clone dinosaurs to worry about if they should. Or what repercussions may arise from their decision. As later revealed in the film, Hammond was ill equipped to maintain a park of such massiveness. His decision to open the park may have been an innocent attempt at sharing his discovery with the world, but by re-producing dangerous animals and trying to overcome nature’s own will, he expressed excess pride in himself and in his decisions. Technology has presented Hammond with a form of great power, but has not equipped him with the means to control
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