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The Question of Control as Presented in Jurassic Park How could one describe the relationship between humans and nature Perhaps it is one of control a constant struggle between the power of the elements and the sophistication of human mechanization Could it be one of symbiosis where man and nature coexist in relative peace Are we as a species simply a part of natures constantly changing realm This issue is one that philosophers have debated for centuries Where does mankind fit into the vast network of interacting environments and beings called nature From the beginning of time we have attempted to set ourselves apart from the rest of Earths creatures Given the ability to reason and to feel and most importantly to choose we find ourselves with the impulse to master and manipulate elemental force Pacey 86 We must fight we must advance and we must control all these elements of the natural world But just how much of that world do we control Surely people attempt and perceive control over nature but do they succeedThe question of control over nature in specific is one of the prevalent themes that runs through Michael Crichtons Jurassic Park This novel is set on a small island off the coast of Costa Rica called Isla Nubar On this island construction of a new virtuostic state of the art park is almost complete when a gathered team of paleontologists businessmen and a mathematician arrive to approve of the park opening All seems well until the experts lose control of the park leaving the main attractions genetically engineered dinosaurs free to roam and hunt This loss of control further contributes to the downward spiral the park experiences resulting in numerous deaths How one might ask could a team of technicians and experts let something like this happen The answer is simple They over-estimated their perceived sense of control over one of the worlds most unpredictable forces natureThe theme of mans
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