3/19(Tue.) Is Thanos a bad guy? (Host: David Jr.)

3/19(Tue.) Is Thanos a bad guy? (Host: David Jr.)

文章David Jr. » 週三 3月 13, 2019 1:30 am

Hello Everyone,

We are going to discuss Thanos, the main antagonist (or protagonist) in the Marvel movie: Avengers 3: Infinity War. I personally enjoy the movie a lot and I was intrigued by this god-like Titan's crazy yet never-ending determination. I suggest you to watch the movie before coming to the meeting. We will have interesting discussion about this anti-hero and his ideology in the 1st session. We will then talk about overpopulation on earth, the consequences overpopulation brings and finally we will see if we can help Thanos find alternative solution to re-balance the Universe (or at least the Earth we live) by using his Infinity Gauntlet.


Must-Read material:
Is Thanos Right About Killing People In 'Avengers: Infinity War'?

Reference information if you have extra time:
World Population Clock: 7.7 Billion People (2019) - Worldometers

Discussion Questions in Session 1:
1. How will you describe Thanos' personality or character in the movie Avengers: Infinity War?
** Is Thanos a hero or a villain?
** Does Thanos want or care to be treated as a hero?
** What made a hero and what made a villain?

2. With the great power of Infinity Gaunlet, Thanos' finger snap wiped out half of the universe's "all life", either animals or plants, in just seconds.
** What do you think about Thanos' ideology to rebalance the Universe?
Sometimes we hear the analogy that human population growth is likened to the spread of cancer cells.
** What's wrong with sacrificing a portion of life (esp. human beings) to rebalance the world (at least for a period of time)?

3. Can we treat or imagine Thanos with great power of Infinity Gauntlet as a "God"? A "God" in cruel version, even though Thanos called that mercy.

Discussion Questions in Session 2:
4. Please try to list as more consequences as possible that arise from overpopulation, and imagine what the situation is like when reaching 10 billion population.
** Do you believe there is a "natural capacity" - a maximum amount of people our planet can support?
** Is overpopulation the main reason leading to "imbalance" of the Universe/the Earth?
** Is population reaching 10 billion a crisis point? Or it's just a number, not a big deal?

5. Without miracle powers given by anyone or anything, can we human beings alone deal with above mentioned problems and consequences effectively and efficiently? How?
** What are the hurdles that drag our heels?

6. Instead of wiping out half population, if you could give Thanos advices to rethink how to use the power of Infinity Gauntlet, what will you suggest to Thanos?

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Re: 3/19(Tue.) Is Thanos a bad guy? (Host: David Jr.)

文章Luis Ko » 週日 3月 17, 2019 10:49 pm

David is really my type.. ah~ i mean this topic is right to my taste haa~ see you guys then. :lol:

here are U.S. and World population clock running live. you might not be able to imagine how fast the world population increases before you watch the clocks running. however, the numbers on this two sites are different. just no idea how they count it?


i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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Re: 3/19(Tue.) Is Thanos a bad guy? (Host: David Jr.)

文章Georgia » 週二 3月 19, 2019 5:41 am

I discussed this movie with my student last year. It was a good one!
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Re: 3/19(Tue.) Is Thanos a bad guy? (Host: David Jr.)

文章Luis Ko » 週三 3月 20, 2019 12:11 am

Right, what Holly mentioned about kangaroo is exact a way for human beings to control the environment- culling animals, the way similar to Thanos has done. Though it's not chicken but kangaroo or other animals, still what goes round comes round!
In this sense, it would therefore be quite justifiable if there was aliens out there trying to do what Thanos did to us, wasn't it? XD
i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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