Duty Consequentialism and Cultural Relativism.. Les Miserables Reflection Paper
Watch the movie Les Miseralbles. Choose which version of the movie you would like to view.
· 1998: Staring Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush – Presented in all talking
· 2012: Hugh Jackman and Russel Crow – Presented in almost all singing.
Write a paper reflecting on the ethical theories portrayed in the movie.
Find 5 scenes in the movie where you observe an ethical theory in action. 5 scenes for each theory: Duty, Consequentialism, and Cultural Relativism.
· Column 1: Write 1 – 2 sentences to describe the scene
· Column 2: Describe how the ethical theory is portrayed in the scene.
Javert demanded that Valjean stand for a trial for breaking parole even though years had passed and Valjean served as Mayor of a city.
Javert had a duty to others as a police to treat Valjean as a criminal. His duty to do the right thing even though the end result did not make sense, and even though Valjean was really no longer a criminal. He demonstrated fidelity to his profession as a police officer.