Death Note Analysis

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Topics: KILL, Crime
TSL 570
LITERATURE AND MEDIA
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DEATH NOTE, THE LAST NAME

PREPARED FOR: MDM ADZURA ELIER
PREPARED BY: NURHANIM AFIQAH BINTI MUD A (2012404338)

GROUP: ED2203B
DATE OF SUBMISSION: 18TH DISEMBER 2013
ANALYSIS
Death Note, The Last Name is about a high school super-genius, Yagami Light who finds a book that can kill people. He decides to create a perfect world where there is no crime, and sets out to kill every criminal on the planet. However, he is challenged by Ryuzaki, a brilliant, young detective who is setting his goal to catch him. First and foremost, the protagonists of this movie are Kira or Yagami Light and L or Ryuzaki. These two characters are similar as well as different with one another. Kira is a genius, eighteen year old student who is majoring in Law at college. He is so frustrated with the injustice of the world and he is obsessed in changing the world to a better place. As for L or Ryuzaki, he is a genius, young detective who is struggling to catch Kira, the evil murderer. So, both Kira and L can be compared and contrasted in two ways which are their perspective towards justice and sacrifice. First and foremost according to Longman dictionary, justice can be defined as the quality of being right and deserving fair treatment. From Kira’s point of view, he believes that a just world is where all the good and honest people should live and the bad people should be terminated. So, he is so frustrated as his world is lack of justice and laws. Besides that, he is very mad and angry when he watches or reads convicts being released by the authority as there are not enough evidences to put them behind bars in the television and newspaper. So, that is why when Kira gets hold of the Death Note, he starts killing the criminals that are undergoing their punishment in the prison. He said that all those convicts are rotten and they deserve to die. Besides that, he is aiming to live in a world without crime. Although Kira’s



References: Tullis, P. (2013). Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice? Retrieved December 12, 2013 from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/can-forgiveness-play-a-role-in-criminal-justice.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Wikia (2013). Death Note Characters’ Analysis. Retrieved December 12, 2013 from http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/L_%28character%29

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