Essay On The Movie Monster

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Monster (2003) by Patty Jenkins Critique The movie Monster (2003) by Patty Jenkins is a crime dramatic film, based on the real story of the serial-killer Aileen Wuornos. Her experiences and situations from the past and present led her to the killing seven innocent and not innocent men from her job as a prostitute. Aileen lived a harsh life, and in extreme situation, she was forced to kill a client for self defense, yet she continued to kill people for money, which makes her not justified for her actions. She is also similar to the protagonist of the creative non-fiction Woman at Point Zero by El Saadawi, Firdaus, both for their situations and struggles. The two pieces of work have very powerful messages of the life struggles as a prostitute,…show more content…
This time, she was not justified for killing the man, since she killed him for the only purpose of gaining illegal money to maintain her lesbian lover Selby Wall. Although she had to do it for money, as the couple was broke, it is not right not end other people’s life for your own purpose. Successively, she kills another six men for the same purpose, including an innocent man who just wanted to help her. This shows how her desire of money and her internal pain and guilt overwhelmed her to the point on keep on killing to relieve her pain and to hide the evidence that she was the murderer. In the quote from the movie, “Who the fuck knows what God wants? People kill each other every day and for what? Hm For Politics, for religion, and they're heroes! No no... there's a lot of shit I can’t do anymore, but killings not one of them. And letting those fucking bastards go out and rape someone else isn't either!”, shows how she justifies her action of having killed people, saying that although killing is not right, having other guys to rape someone else isn’t, and she does not agree with it. Her justification is valid, but you can’t do something that’s not right because someone else is doing it as well and is not punished for
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