Jurassic Park Analysis

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The novel begins with reports of small gangs of enigmatic “bipedal, three-toed lizards” viciously attacking people within the jungles of mainland Costa Rica. Notorious paleontologist and dinosaur expert Dr. Alan Grant and his colleague, Dr. Ellie Sattler (a paleobotanist) are called upon to investigate these occurrences, and much to their shock and horror, these lizard-like creatures are revealed to be small carnivorous dinosaurs (Procompsognathus to be exact). Nevertheless, their investigation on said matter comes to a screeching halt when they are directed to the distant tropical island of Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica, by the esteemed tycoon and billionaire by the name of John Hammond, who is the head of the biogenetic corporation …show more content…
Grant, Dr. Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm (a highly-renowned mathematician) to act as consultants (and take a round trip through the park as a tour) for his grand biogenetic corporation in light of recent events that have occurred throughout the park, much to the dismay of Donald Gennaro, who has skeptical about the safety and overall prosperity of the park. Dr. Ian Malcolm constantly emphasizes that the current state of “Jurassic Park” will eventually fall into destruction and disorder, utilizing his mathematical principle which he refers to as “chaos theory” to predict the impending disaster brought about the escape of the island’s cloned dinosaurs. Yet another visitor to Isla Nublar is the indifferent Dennis Nedry, the chief computer technician who controls much of Jurassic Park’s computer network that keeps the park afloat, who is secretly allied with InGen’s corporate archrival …show more content…
His presence is quickly detected by a swarm of Procompsognathus, and Hammond, unable to flee, is swiftly killed and devoured by the hungry dinosaurs, sealing his fate once and for all. Grant yet again makes another startling discovery concerning the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park: since many of the dinosaurs were cloned utilizing the DNA of sex-changing frogs to fill in the missing gaps in the DNA sequence, many of the dinosaurs on the island changed sex from male to female to compensate for living in a same-sex environment, which could explain the presence of the Velociraptor eggshells that Grant, Lex, and Tim stumbled upon earlier in the jungles of Isla Nublar. In the end, Gennaro has requested that the Costa Rican Air Force destroy the island and all of its cloned prehistoric fauna, as he claims that the island is too hazardous of an asset to

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