Chaos in Jurassic Park

803 Words Jul 17th, 2018 4 Pages
Chaos in Jurassic Park

“Chaos theory proves that unpredictability is built into our daily lives.”(Crichton 313). Ian Malcolm’s words resolve the book, Jurassic Park, in a very absolute way. Throughout the book, Malcolm, spoke about chaos theory and his self proclaimed “Malcolm Effect” to explain his reasoning in his predictions. Ian Malcolm had predicted the demise of Jurassic Park even before its opening, as well as its multiple problems and difficulties. Malcolm’s theory is evidenced countless times throughout the story of Jurassic Park; dinosaurs are breeding, dinosaurs are escaping, and systems fail.
“They’re breeding.”(Crichton 164). Ian Malcolm had predicted that the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park were, in fact, breeding. This was
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The point occurred when Nedry shut down power to certain areas of the park. The dinosaurs realized that their once electrified containments were no longer an impenetrable barrier, but merely cables that could be torn down and trampled. Once the dinosaurs were able to escape, pandemonium stepped in. Animals that were too dangerous to let roam freely, such as the velociraptors, or simply not to mingle with one another, the tyrannosaurus rex with the hadrosaurs, were doing exactly what they were not supposed to do. Not only did they harm one another, but they also harmed the visitors and workers of Jurassic Park. Towards the end of the book, after the power was restored, the interaction of the animals with one another took on a more positive role. Grant had stated, “The animals are mingling with each other. Populations reaching equilibriums - true Jurassic equilibrium.”(Crichton 385). At this point, Jurassic Park truly became Jurassic Park, but sadly, not one that could ever be opened to the world.
     “Flaws in the system will now become severe.”(Crichton 269) Ian Malcolm had predicted that the systems of Jurassic Park would fail from the very beginning. Problems with them were arising at all times. When Malcolm inquired if the system was working well and was absent of problems, Arnold