5 Life Lessons and Moral Value In Netflix and Marvel's "Iron Fist" (Spoilers Alert!)
Finn Jones as Danny Rand (The Iron Fist)
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum
Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum
David Wenham as Harold Meachum
1) It's difficult to care about ideals like upholding honor when you're struggling just to survive. (Think Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Colleen Wing lectured Darryl about his involvement in underground fights in exchange for money, and yet when faced with financial difficulty, she hypocritically chose to participate in the fights too.
She refused money from Danny Rand but chose to fight to earn the money to keep her dojo going. That's throwing aside her honor.
2) We are each uniquely equipped for different callings in life.
Danny Rand is a kind and compassionate character.
When he went back to Rand Enterprises, he made decisions for the company that were unprofitable for it.
Although he is the heir of a large enterprise and a billionaire, he is not anointed to be a businessman.
Danny's purpose is to be the Iron Fist - to destroy The Hand, to protect and to serve using the powers that he has been given.
3) True evil does not care about ethics. It does not play by the rules.
Madame Gao engaged in a duel with Danny Rand and they both agreed on conditions regarding the winner and loser:
If Madame Gao's fighters won, Danny would have to leave The Hand alone forever and not meddle in their affairs.
If Danny won, then The Hand would have to free the girl hostage and leave Rand Enterprises forever.
When Danny was about to win the duel after defeating 4 opponents consecutively, Gao threatened to kill the girl if he did not surrender.
She doesn't play by set rules. She has no qualms with lying. That's why she's a leader in The Hand in the first place.
Such people can't be trusted or expected to have honor. Danny was just too naive.
4) Supernatural power drawn from the occult always demands a price to be paid for lending its strength.
Harold Meachum can come back from the dead every time he is slain after being programmed with the "Black Sky" magic/technology by the Hand.
However, he comes back more aggressive, violent and uncontrollable each time. More and more like a monster.
He is no longer the same man as he was before he ever died.
That's the dark price of harnessing the Black Sky. It is not without its side effects.
The only way to kill him permanently is to cut off his head.
5) Keeping secrets is exhausting. It has to be constantly covered up by lies. Telling the truth is liberating.
Being the only other one than Harold and The Hand who knew that his father was still alive, Ward Meachum was greatly burdened by the need to fulfil all of Harold Meachum's instructions, and at the same time hide the truth from his sister, Joy Meachum.
The huge stress of keeping the secret probably caused Ward to turn to habitual drinking and abuse of drugs to escape the crippling stress.
When Ward finally told the truth and everything was revealed, he became noticeably happier.
It's much easier to just tell the truth - you'll be happier in the long run!
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "5 Life Lessons and Moral Value In Netflix and Marvel's "Iron Fist" (Spoilers Alert!)".
What moral lessons did you take away from this TV series? 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?
- 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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