In the movie “Minority report” by Steven Spielberg, shows that the Pre-cogs who can predict murder are the main component of Pre-crime department and John Anderton, who is the chief of squad to stop the murder before it happens. However, he was predicted to commit a murder in the future, so he decided to find the truth of pre-cogs vision to prove that he is innocent. At the beginning, he believed that Danny Witwer who was the observer from Justice set him up in this incident. Finally, he found out he was set up by Lamar Burgess who was John’s boss and he also proved that the predictions of pre-cogs were not correct at all. The Pre-crime department had been shut down at the end. Therefore from this movie, we could then know that self-preservation is the natural behavior of human being. This argument has suggested that the act of murder might be some sort of prevention for revealing secrets, protect one’s benefits and defend oneself from harm.
First of all, human beings are always protecting themselves, so some of them may choose to kill others to conceal the fact. If the truth which will harm their reputation or status expose to others that should not be known, a kind person may turn into evil. This is because they want to hide their secrets as this is one of the nature behaviors that every human would have. At the beginning, they may choose to lie to cover the truth; killing would definitely be the last choice for them to protect themselves. Most of the time, this secret is in relation to evil. From this movie, Danny discovered the secret in the case of Anne which is related to Lamar. Hoping to hide the secret forever, Lamar killed Danny. Hence, killing others to hide the truth is one of the ways of self-protection for some human being.
Hoping to protect one’s benefit, homicide could be the choice to some of the human. The nature of human is always selfish; we are born to live for ourselves. Because of this nature, if someone is trying to harm us, hurt the one we love, we will do anything to protect them from harm; even animals. In the movie, Lamar killed Anne as she wanted to take her daughter Agatha who was one of the pre-cogs back. Yet, Agatha is the most important pre-cog among three of them, so Lamar murdered Anne to protect his Pre-crime.