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Video: Conflict Between Teacher And Student - An Ethical Dilemma - Reviews, Society
- USA, 2008
- Director: Robert Luketic
- Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey
In Vegas, you can be anyone
The film "Twenty-One" is based on real events: a group of students with phenomenal mathematical abilities came up with a system - how to make money by beating the casino. And she successfully brought it to life
The main characters of the film are a teacher and a student. Harvard professor Mickey Rosa (Kevin Spacey) is looking for young talent, but not to help them advance in the scientific field. He teaches a team of students on casino fraud. Ben (Jim Sturgess) is his most capable student. At first, he agrees to a scam, only to earn money to pay for his studies, but the excitement prevails, and Ben can no longer stop.
Gradually, a conflict arises between teacher and student, which entailed fatal consequences. Which one is to blame? Who betrayed and used whom? And who is really right?
All facets of conflict
In any conflict, each of the parties has its own share of participation and part of the responsibility. Although it is often easier to shift responsibility to the opposite side, as the heroine of the famous Soviet film did: “I'm not to blame! He came himself!"
So Mickey and Ben begin to accuse each other and deny their own guilt and responsibility. Thus, everyone justifies their actions against the enemy. But can another person's behavior be considered an excuse for their own actions?
From a legal point of view, this is unacceptable. Everyone is responsible for their own actions, regardless of the actions of the opposite side. Whoever steals from a thief himself becomes a thief, whoever has killed a murderer is now himself a murderer. And the moral and ethical standards here do not differ from the official law: the one who lied to a liar will become a liar, who betrayed a traitor himself became a traitor.
Victory at the cost of deception
The confrontation between Ben and Mickey ends. One of the opponents at the end of the film wins - at the cost of deception. Who - you will find out for yourself.
But can such a final be considered a victory if victory is achieved in this way? Even if your opponent is not an angel?