Introduction The use of medications and drugs of all kinds have been controversial in America since the very beginning of the country’s emergence. And this controversy does not just deal with illegal drugs, although that is a huge part of it, it also deals with legal drugs, the ones the government deems safe for everyone to use. People approach the issue from all sides of the spectrum including people who think it is the best thing that has happened to America since its existence to those who think all our medical advances is what is demoralizing to our society and everything in between. The director Darren Aronofsky, who is famous for renowned films such as Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, also fits on this spectrum, although not somewhere in the middle. In this paper, I argue that although Aronofsky’s films may have several themes intricately woven throughout, one reoccurring theme is his anti-drug and anti-medicine standpoint. A few critics claim that his movies are not
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