5 Life Lessons and Moral Value from Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix (Featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist)
Marvel's The Defenders Leading Cast:
Charlie Cox as Matthew Murdock (Daredevil)
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Finn Jones as Danny Rand (The Iron Fist)
Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios (The Black Sky)
Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra
Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao
Yutaka Takeuchi as Mirukami
Ramon Rodriguez as Bakuto
Babs Olusanmokun as Sowande
Scott Glen as Stick
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Simone Missick as Misty Knight
1) Most Disagreements in Life are Due to Differences in Perspective.
Luke Cage and Danny Rand (The Ironfist) were arguing over Cole.
Luke believed that Cole was just a boy struggling to make some money to survive on the streets and that he shouldn't be blamed.
On the other hand, Danny believed that Cole deserved what he got because he was working for The Hand.
Both of them were in disagreement because of their differences in perspective - Luke lived in the same neighborhood as Cole, whereas Danny was a billionaire and had power from the day he was born.
If we learn to see things from other's perspectives, we will be less prone to getting into unnecessary arguments.
2) When evil people want to hurt you, they don't direct it at you, they threaten to harm your loved ones.
When The Defenders captured Sowande and were interrogating him, he asked them "How many more mice must fall into the well?", referring to their loved ones.
The Hand controls its targets by threatening the lives of their loved ones - fear and intimidation are their tools.
Food for thought: When the safety of your loved ones are threatened, what is the best way to respond?
3) Power without wisdom is power in the wrong hands.
Just my personal opinion, but is there a dumber hero than Danny Rand (The Iron Fist)?
The simple-minded warrior was easily tricked by Elektra Natchios (The Black Sky) to punch using the Iron Fist onto the ancient inscribed door, opening the pathway to Shaolao the Undying's fossil remains.
It seems that the elders of Ku'n-Lun trained Danny's fighting skills but forgot to impart some basic common sense into him.
I can't help thinking: Matthew Murdock (Daredevil) would not have almost died if not for his gullibility.
Is choosing Danny Rand as the Iron Fist a mistake? It remains to be seen.
I think that before having power, it's better to have wisdom first so that one can be a worthy steward of the power.
4) Love means never giving up on someone, even until death.
Matthew Murdock (Daredevil) loved Elektra Natchios (The Black Sky) so much and never lost hope in bringing back whatever good that was buried inside her - during the multiple encounters throughout the show, he tried.
In the final episode, Matthew could have escaped from the building before the bomb detonated.
However he stayed with Elektra, hoping that he could use love to bring her back to her senses.
It was so touching to see how easy it was for him to sacrifice himself to love her.
I hope that Elektra survived the building collapse too so that both of them can be together and have a happy ending.
5) Humans cannot invent their own way to live forever - death always catches up to them.
Despite inventing the method to come back from the dead using the "substance", The Five Fingers of The Hand still met their demise eventually -
Alexandra, Sowande and Bakuto are definitely dead. Their heads all rolled.
But what about Madame Gao and Murakami?
Their heads were not cut off and their deaths were not shown on-screen. If Matthew escaped death, they could have too.
But one thing's for sure: their deaths will happen eventually.
I believe that eternal life is for God to give and for man to receive. Man cannot invent another way on his own.
What I would like to see in Season 2 of Marvel's The Defenders:
1) Further development in the friendship between the four Defenders.
2) An evil boss villain that can actually fight well, not like Alexandra who just gives orders but can't hold her own in a battle.
3) Madame Gao to appear again because she's so manipulative and hardy, she is the best villain ever! She has an advantage: Her elderly exterior makes people feel guilty for attacking her.
4) Danny Rand to become intelligent and likeable for once.
5) Elektra Natchios to survive so that Matthew Murdock can successfully pull her over to the good side and for them to get married or be together forever. They are perfect for each other.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "5 Life Lessons and Moral Value from Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix (Featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist)".
What moral lessons did you take away from this show? If you haven't watched it, would you want to? Leave a comment below!
Would you be interested in reading the 5 Life Lessons posts of any of the following movies or shows?
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- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix
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- Disney's "Moana"
- Logan (2017) - aka Wolverine 2017
- The Conjuring 2
- Captain America: Civil War
- The Jungle Book
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2)
- The Maze Runner
- The Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials
- Attack on Titan
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