THOR (2011): Take a look at the Lessons Learnt

This is the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU). In the beginning we are introduced by the main character Thor who arrives from lighting. Yes you read that right. Lighting. Thor basically is a god thunder who can summon lighting with his hammer names Mjolnir. Thor came from the center of the universe called Asgard.

“A wise king never seeks out war but must be ready for one.” This line was said by Odin, The Almighty, and the father of Thor. It gives us the lesson that being a king doesn’t mean to fight unnecessary war but it means to be prepared for a war if an enemy is trying to attack.

Thor is an arrogant character and very prideful. To prove his right to the king he goes to fight the frost giants with his friends. In the beginning he fights great but his friend gets severely injured and his confidence decreases drastically due to which he fails. He was about to get killed but his father, Odin, arrives and he is saved. This scene tells us that because of his overconfidence and pride, he got his friends and himself in trouble. This teaches us that being overconfident and hurrying up things usually gets you in unwanted and big troubles. So before taking a decision stay calm think about it wisely and then take the decision.

Later because of the actions of Thor, Odin takes away his power and sends him to earth for his punishment. This tells us that if a person takes wrong actions taken willingly then that person will face the consequences of those actions. What goes around comes around.


The most important lessons learned from this movie:-


From Cain and Abel to Dostoyevsky’s Karamazov brothers to the Corleones of The Godfather and maybe even your own family, brothers seem to be competitive by nature.  They duel for respect, approval, and position. 

The patriarch of those boys can be a uniting or dividing force in that competition for affection, success, and recognition.  The theatrics of Odin, Thor, and Loki match those classic examples of a complicated family triangle.


The famed inscription of the hammer Mjolnir states “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he is worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”  Our eldest son of Odin loses his worthiness and is too arrogant to see that. 

The paths of humility, redemption, and self-discovery people go on throughout their lives to be worthy of the things they desire, be it a job, a spouse, or a goal can define their heart, soul, and character.  Those that succeed earn their worthiness while others grow needy, entitled, or never get the point.  


Our Thor begins the film as a vain and self-indulgent individual who seeks out victory solely for self-glorification.  Like an athlete that plays for his or her own statistics and not the team effort and cause, those are the wrong reasons to be a hero and no one will respect you for it. 

The real and non-fictional heroes like firefighters, soldiers, police officers, and (dare I say it) teachers don’t do what they do for the glory or spoils.  They do it for the noble cause of helping others and making things better.  Heroes like that know the real reason to be what they are is by putting others before themselves.  They’ll be forever remembered for going about it that way, too.

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