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The bond between here and Eli was strong and he had a big impact on her life. She wanted to follow him no matter where he went or what. As we finish our 3-shot review on The Book of Eli (click here for part 1) this is the ending's shortchange to the screenplay; in the script, Solara. Denzel stars in the post-apocalyptic movie, “The Book of Eli” (image Eli and Solara survive (as promised), and the pair end their journey in San Though Eli prays, the prayers have no real connection to God in them.
Eli sneaks out of his room and Carnegie has his henchmen shoot at Eli, but the bullets seemingly just graze him, as if he is being protected.
Eli shoots most of Carnegie's men and hits Carnegie in the leg with a ricocheted shotgun blast. Solara, having left the town, leads Eli to a cave which is the town's water supply, hoping she can accompany him on his travels.
Eli traps her inside and continues on alone. Solara escapes and soon finds herself ambushed by two bandits who attempt to rape her, but Eli reappears and kills them. As they continue on, Eli explains his mission to Solara.
According to Eli, his book is the last remaining copy of the Bible, as all other copies were intentionally destroyed following the nuclear war thirty years ago.
He says he was led to the book by a voice in his head, which then directed him to travel westward to a place where it would be safe. The voice assured him that he would be protected and guided on his journey.
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Eventually, Eli and Solara investigate an isolated house. They fall into a trap, but manage to allay the suspicions of the residents, George Michael Gambon and Martha Frances de la Tourwho invite them in for tea. When Eli realizes that the couple are cannibalsthey attempt to leave just as Carnegie and his henchmen arrive.
In the ensuing shootout, George, Martha and many of Carnegie's men are killed. With the Bible now in his possession, Carnegie shoots Eli, leaving him for dead. Solara escapes by strangling the driver of the truck she was in and throwing a hand grenade under another truck.
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She then drives back towards the house to find Eli. Rather than chase her, Carnegie returns to the town, since his sole remaining vehicle is running low on fuel. Solara finds Eli, and they drive until they reach the Golden Gate Bridgeand then row to Alcatraz Islandwhere they find a group intent on preserving what they can of literature and music. In The Book of Eli, Eli kills out of self-defence, but mainly out of defense of the bible, in some instances one might argue he over steps this right, invading on aggressive killing.
However, he feels like he has been chosen by his God to protect the last surviving bible on earth. Therefore, the movie begs similar questions. Let us take a moment to look at the present day justification of self-defense.
As the necessity requirements suggest, self-defense is concerned with protecting human life and limb, not with punishment Furthermore, this article also argues that self-defense is justified only if an attacker first violates the rights of others, making him lose his rights against attack. If you consider that this cannibal was in fact an emanate threat, he had a weapon, and had every intention of kidnapping them for food, then regardless of whether or not he acted first, it could be justified that in such a situation, the father had to kill this man in order to save their own lives; and for the survival of humanity.
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Throughout this novel, the father only threatens to kill if it is a matter of self-defence and their own impending death, even with this, the boy still attempts to stop him always trying to see the good in people first. It could be argued that their actions are morally autonomous, as there are no laws to govern by, however killing and acting in what could be argued as unethical ways, are justified in any situation where their death is put into jeopardy, thereby justifying their actions.
Eli has been chosen by his god to protect the last surviving Bible on earth, which he takes as free reign to go about killing people, who stand in his way. He is arbitrarily selective about the people he decides to save. This seems to change when he saved Solara from the cannibals.
When he met Solara and their relationship developed, he realized he could protect her and complete his mission; that protecting others and remaining humane, was just as important as delivering the book itself.The Book of Eli