The ethical concepts of 1940’s era ‘good and evil’ are well portrayed in Casablanca. Evil is not only portrayed by the actors who played the Nazi soldiers but it can also be felt in the mind of the viewer. One must consider the wartime mindset of the American people when the movie was made and the implications that filled the set. During the 1940’s, the United States was still a fairly Christian nation with moral character that was based solely on religious beliefs. Graphic and seductive scenes that would be included in the making of Casablanca were omitted so as not to offend the viewers or their moral standards. In order to abide to the Divine Command Theory, scenes that involved the actual act of killin...
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...o survive and flee the inevitable evil. With World War II raging, viewers in the United States could feel the fear and anxieties as well as compassion for the characters. Although some movies can be rewritten to obtain a better effect over the viewers, Casablanca cannot be redone. The mere fact that the evil of the day was a reality of the time prevents this movie from ever having the same effect on the audience.
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