Alive Movie Analysis
A few days later, an avalanche hit the plane killing eight more passengers. They rest of the survivors continue their search to find pieces of the plane and fix the radio to call for help. After twelve day on foot, two survivors are able alert the authorities of their companions' location. Helicopters rescue the remaining fourteen survivors. In total, twenty nine passengers lost their lives in this crash.
Now when you begin to look at the ethic theories presented in this movie, you must first understand the significance of each. The theory of ethical egoism is the first theory I want to go into. It basically is the theory that the only person of any importance or to look out for is you alone. Egoism can be further broken down into two more categories, psychological egoism and ethical egoism. Psychological egoism is the view that a person is always motivated to act in one's best interest without taking the interest of others into consideration. While ethical egoism is the view that one must always to act on behalf …show more content…
Morally speaking, the idea is not completely as wrong as it could be viewed. One can point out that it is perfectly acceptable because people without food of any kind all would surely perish, however, by the act of cannibalism, they would be given the opportunity to survive by obtaining the necessary fuel that their bodies required. The number of people lost already was sufficient enough to supply the survivors with an adequate amount of food. This would provide the survivors with the strength and endurance to be able to go out and seek help and a means of rescue. In addition, the act of rationing the food will be a benefit to everyone because if each person is able to eat when they want, they will have the strength to work together. This in turn will benefit the greater good because more will be accomplished if everyone works as a team to be rescued. The last ethical theory that was exemplified in Alive was virtue ethics. This theory is not so much viewed by the outcome, but rather, the good or bad intentions of the individual. The idea is that being a good person will result in your own reward or grant you fortune in the future; however, the main concept about virtue is that it is a duty and should be received as a duty. This consists of the mindsets, individual admissions, or personal traits that we are able to act upon in ways