Psychological Reflections on the Movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

The Movie, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany is a cinematic adaptation of two books, the first and the tenth, of a saga of twenty volumes by author Patrick O’Brian (Tom McGregor [2003]). I haven’t read the novels and, at first, found the movie to be excellent cinematography but not particularly interesting otherwise. However, as I let the images wash over my psyche, the story turned out to be more meaningful than was first apparent. The realistic background for the movie is the ris of Napolean and the British-French wars in the late 18th century.