Movie Analysis: The Crime Of Padre Amaro

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Chan, Mikee Ann M. April 29, 2015
2013-02440
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The Crime of Padre Amaro
If someone were to ask me for a word that would sum what being human is for, I’d say the word “love.” Everything that we do, no matter what the nature of the act is, all goes back to love. I bought that dress because I love the color. My parents married each other, because they love one another. I, myself, is a product of love. That man on the street stole money to buy food for the family that he sorely loves. Love, therefore, is also an instrumental good – a means to achieve a certain end. As a child, I thought of love as something good; and its inherent goodness – something we need not explain. Now, I would not readily say so. As what a teleologist
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Sideline to the story are the various events in the lives of the people living in the quaint little Catholic town, Los Reyes.
Unbeknownst to most people, the movie is lightly adapted from an 1875 book O Crimo do Padre Amaro. The most obvious difference between the movie and the book was the motivation behind Amaro becoming a priest. In the novel, he was only pushed into being one. Even then, he was not able to wholly stand by his vows. In the movie, though not explicitly stated, we can see how devoted Padre Amaro is to his vocation. Both versions led to the newly ordained father meeting and falling for Amelia. Nevertheless, both the movie and the book ended with the crimes of Padre Amaro unexposed and Amelia deprived of justice.
What made the film controversial are the horrendous deeds done by the person you least expected – a priest. The crimes of Padre Amaro ranged from breaking his vow of celibacy, blasphemy and abortion. Now, I shall commit myself to the ethical analysis of the movie that made me question a lot of things. I have divided my analysis into three parts discussing topics that I’ve chosen to highlight. According to Plato, “The unexamined life is not worth
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Abortion
One of the main consequences of the crime of Padre Amaro is Amelia’s pregnancy.

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