Social and Moral Policies of Government
Philosophy 2000 – Ethics
August 13, 2011
The movie “Thelma and Louise” is based on two friends taking a vacation for a few days to get away from every day social regulations. Thelma’s is married to her high school sweet heart and is a victim of social rules laid by her husband.
Louise is the total opposite of Thelma; she does what she wants when she wants. Louise has an on and off again boyfriend who she decides to leave for a few days until he gets his head on straight. Louise tries to live by the policies of the government but soon find if challenging.
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Thelma starts flirting with a guy at the bar, Louise being the cautious person she is tells Thelma to slow down. Thelma trying to leave the life a having a social contract with her husband behind for a few days. Now feeling like rules doesn’t matter she decides to let her hair down. Thelma gets drunk and the man that she was dancing with tries to rape her in the parking lot. Things are now turning for the worst. Louise and the man have some words and Louise shoots and kills the man. Thelma and Louise are now fleeing from the scene. For Louise the government rules are now null and void.
Thelma went from one social contract to another; Louise is now the government that has placed her as the leader. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, Thelma wants to go to the police but Louise convinces her that they will never believe their story. Meanwhile they run into a hitch hiker the Thelma wants to pick up like a stray dog forgetting that they are running from the law. Later they run into the hitch hiker again and Thelma convinces Louise to let him come along.
Louise realizes that they are in a lot of trouble and don’t have enough money to get to Mexico. Against her better judgment she decides to call her boyfriend to wire her the money. They get the money and Thelma being under a new social contract and not Darryl’s (husband) lets her hair down even more and sleeps with the hitch hiker. Being naïve and overly excited for sleeping with another man for the first time leaves the money on the night stand not realizing that this man is a thief. Louise is very upset and crying because she knows without the money they will get caught and have to face the detectives that were hired to make sure everyone follows the rules set forth. To make it up to Louise for losing the...