Thursday, April 28, 2011

Abstract: Death Note and Justice

In class, we've often talked of morality. Generally, we have talked about morality on a large scale, whether it is right to take this or that attitude. For this presentation, I'd like to focus on how morality affects the legal system, and how the word "justice" can be interpreted. To that end I'm focusing on a story from across the Pacific called Death Note, originally written by Tsugumi Ohba. The story focuses on two young men, Light and L, with vastly differing views on justice and the legal system. However, the two are actually very similar to one another, and their actions are not clear-cut black and white, but more toward the grey. Through examining them through the lenses of various ethical standpoints, we may learn what true justice is.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this presentation and it reminded me just a little of a popular movie with Jim Carry called Bruce Almighty...In that fiom, "Bruce" learns how hard it is to be God and understands something about determinism and free will and not getting what you want when you want it.
    I would really enjoy watching the rest of Death Note--great presentation,