5 Life Lessons and Moral Value in "Wonder Woman" 2017 DC Movie - What Diana Prince the Amazon Princess Teaches Us
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor
David Thewlis as Ares (God of War)
Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta
Robin Wright as Antiope
Danny Huston as General Ludendorff
Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison
1) It's not about what you deserve, it's about what you believe. You can choose to love and love will conquer all evil.
In the epic final battle between Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) and Ares, Ares tried to provoke Diana into killing Doctor Poison.
He claimed that humans did not deserve Diana's protection.
Diana replied that it's not about what you deserve, but about what you believe.
After experiencing love with Steve Trevor, she chose to love and protect the humans unconditionally even though they can be corrupt, greedy, selfish and evil.
Through the power of love, Diana's abilities and strength were enhanced and she defeated Ares with an epic blast, turning his own electrical attack against himself.
2) The best way to protect someone is not to shelter her from evil, but to prepare her for it.
Diana Prince's (Wonder Woman) mum, Hippolyta the Queen of the Amazons, wanted to shelter and protect Diana from all sorts of fighting and from all knowledge about who she truly is.
Hippolyta was afraid that the stronger Diana gets and the more she knows, the sooner Ares would find her and kill her.
Imagine if Ares did find her in the end while she was being sheltered and she still didn't know how to fight? She would be killed very easily!
Good thing Diana's auntie Antiope pointed out to Hippolyta that she's safer if she's trained in battle.
By training Diana 10 times harder than any other Amazon warrior, Diana's fighting skills eventually surpassed those of Antiope's!
We can't live life hiding and hoping that nothing bad happens to us at all, because trials will happen.
Instead, we need to be prepared to respond to these trials in the best way possible.
We cant change what happens to us eventually, but we can change the way we respond to them!
3) As one person, it is impossible to save everyone, no matter how strong you are.
When Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) first entered the Western Front aka "No Man's Land", she saw a struggling mother and baby, horses being whipped into compliance, a man with an injured leg, and another starving woman and child whom she eventually helped.
She kept wanting to stop and help each time she saw someone in trouble but she couldn't because she had a mission to complete.
She may be a 'god' but she's not omnipresent or omnipotent! She can't help and save everybody!
In life, we will come across lots of people in need of help. But we should only help those whom we're led to help.
Not every encounter is the right moment to do a nice thing, and it may be meant for someone else to do it because there's something else you're supposed to do.
It's ok for things to be this way, don't blame yourself! It is not your duty to save the whole world. No mere mortal can shoulder that responsibility.
4) War doesn't solve problems. It makes matters worse.
In the movie, we learn from Steve Trevor that the "Great War" has claimed millions upon millions of lives, and that the new poison that Doctor Poison was working on could potentially kill millions more.
Were all those deaths necessary or worth it? Do the ends justify the means?
It's clear that the war just added on to the struggles, sadness, hopelessness and fear that the people of the world were experiencing.
That's why at the end of the movie, everyone was celebrating that the war was over.
Husbands could finally return home permenantly to their wives and children alive. The atmosphere of fear and tension was finally over.
If only we would unite to our similarities instead of dividing because of our differences!
5) You can choose to do nothing about the wrong that's happening in the world, or you can choose to do something, no matter how much or little it helps.
In the cave on Themyscira, Steve Trevor told Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) that he already tried doing nothing about the bad things that were happening in the world, and that he was now going to try to do something about it.
That something referred to passing Doctor Poison's research notebook to his superior.
Although it may not change anything about the situation in the world, which it didn't because his superiors didn't want to risk the armistice falling apart, at least he did something.
Then he took things to the next level by leading a squad to destroy General Ludendorff and his research lab facility.
Finally, he even sacrificed his life to prevent the chemical gas weapons from killing more innocent people.
Steve was right in saying that he saved the day so that Diana could save the world.
We can look at all the evil happening in the world and just shrug our shoulders saying "Aww it's too bad, that's just the way this world is.", OR you can do something to make a difference.
One simple thing we can do is to pray for people - our world, countries, cities, neighborhoods, families, friends, loved ones, and ourselves.
Although we aren't omnipresent and omnipotent and can't even save ourselves, I believe there is a God who can.
Let's put all these problems in His hands. Praying is better than doing nothing. Look at Lesson #1 - Prayer is an expression of love, and love conquers all!
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "5 Life Lessons and Moral Value in "Wonder Woman" 2017 DC Movie - What Diana Prince the Amazon Princess Teaches Us".
What moral lessons did you take away from this movie? 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?
- DC's Justice League Movie 2017
- Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok Movie 2017 (Starring Chris Hemsworth)
- Marvel's The Defenders
- Peppa Pig
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming (Starring Tom Holland)
- Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (Dead Men Tell No Tales)
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix
- Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist (2017)
- 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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