Themes in Jurassic Park book, analysis of key Jurassic Park themes
Jurassic Park is an opinionated novel. No one—not even Chris Pratt—is going to be cloning dinosaurs any time soon, but Michael Crichton's basic message still stands: just because science can do something doesn't mean it should.
Description and explanation of the major themes of Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park came out when CD-ROMs were impressive technology, but it holds up well because its cloned dinosaurs are really a metaphor for scientific and technological folly. The novel's not anti-science, by any means, but it definitely takes a critical and unromantic view of scientists doing whatever they want, just because they can—and just because that's where the bucks are. Science getting all cozy with greenbacks can be a pretty scary thing.
In Jurassic Park, billionaire John Hammond creates a theme park where cloned dinosaurs come alive, hoping that his ideal resort becomes a major success.