Thursday, January 21, 2010


In the cult-classic space western Serenity, created by Joss Whedon, issues of moral relativism are shown at their finest.  What is moral in open space might not be seen as moral on a civilized planet, and it all depends on perspective.  Throughout the film, the importance of the past in creating right and wrong, choices made, and having deep roots in their morals all demonstrate each character’s desire for their morality to be accepted.  This is evident in all of the characters, but it is most seen in the opposing forces of Mal and The Operative.