The Role Of Man In Jurassic Park

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The theme of man playing the role of god is prominent in the science fiction genre. Typically, man tampers with a power they do not fully understand and as a result, their creation leads to their eventual downfall. The power typically comes in the form of technological advancement. This theme is particularly illustrated in Jurassic Park, where the revival of an ancient specie threatens the extinction of the human race. Jurassic Park centers around a group of scientists bringing back the dinosaurs from extinction, using prehistoric DNA stored in amber. Dr. Ellie Sattler(Paleobotanist), Ian Malcolm(Mathematician), Dr. Alan Grant (Paleotologist), Donald Gennaro(Lawyer) are invited to tour the island owned by John Hammond, near Costa Rica, which is populated by genetically engineered dinosaurs. As they toured the island, Dennis Nedry (Computer Technician) steals some dinosaur egg embryo after shutting down the parks security system. This resulted in the release of the dinosaurs as they ran amuck the park, which forces the visitors to fight for their survival as they try to restore the power and escape the island. Jurassic Park is a prime example of the recurring theme of man playing the role of god, since their transgression into an unknown realm of knowledge endangers their lives. In the movie, Ian Malcom makes the statement “God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates man, man destroys God, man creates dinosaurs” which is met by Dr. Ellie Sattler’s remark of

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