Never Let Me Go by Mark Romanek Essays

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The film, Never Let Me Go, by Mark Romanek interrogates a possible alternate history for the world and is a commentary on the human condition. Wrapped within these ideas is the fact that it is also a commentary on the philosophy of science. What Romanek does is propose questions, and after enough pondering by the viewers they eventually realize that the world today could conceivably be like the one in the film. This is because our history is not too far off from that of the film. This fact that this is true reminds us that what we are watching is not fantasy or a “what if” question. We have tread this path before. This movie has various attributes that show what the powers that have been, and the powers that be, have used to subjugate …show more content…
Caring and perceptive individuals throughout history have imagined a world in which everyone could enjoy self-evident rights solely by virtue of being human. They have considered these fundamental rights of people to get just treatment as coming from nature itself and therefore applies to all women, men, and children on Earth as members of the human race. With this proposition they have anticipated a world in which we are all allowed to get equal treatment without any discrimination on the basis of gender or sex, race, caste or class, religion, political belief, ethnicity or nationality. This concept of human rights has added in formidable ways to the protracted struggle for the liberty, worth, and dignity of the human being throughout history. Today it plays an especially noticeable and fundamental role in the management of global affairs, impacting governments and individuals all over the Earth.
Once one starts digging through history, or reviewing it, the U.S. has practiced eugenics many years before those evil Nazis. The phrase, “human rights,” as we know it, didn’t enter the English language until after World War 2, which is when the movie begins. After 1945, the US worked hard to differentiate their eugenics from Nazi Germany’s. Romanek’s film uses

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