Ghost in the Shell: Major (Scarlett Johansson), a heroine in search of her past
Ghost in the Shell is the story of a cyber-terrorist. But it is also and above all the history of the quest of the Major, who sets off in search of his past.
Major, the heroine of Ghost in the Shell played by Scarlett Johansson, is not a young woman like the others, far from it! Victim of a terrible accident where she thinks she has lost everything, she wakes up in a completely robotic body, her brain alone being preserved before being transplanted into her new cybernetic envelope. No wonder then we feel so disoriented in this excerpt of Ghost in the Shell where she realizes that she is no longer quite herself. First of its kind, however, Major combines human intelligence and the physical and destructive efficiency of a robot, making it the perfect weapon for dealing with cyber-terrorists who abound in what has become a hyper-connected world . With the help of the rest of Section 9, Major eliminates the threat of hackers without asking too many questions. Only then, the human mind is not a computer program that can be erased or rewritten at will . And soon our heroine experiences glitches , these technical flaws that bring back to the surface images of a past that has nothing to do with the one she is supposed to remember. What to push her to wonder about herself … These technical flaws that make the surface of the images of a past that has nothing to do with the one it is supposed to remember. What to push her to wonder about herself … These technical flaws that make the surface of the images of a past that has nothing to do with the one it is supposed to remember. What to push her to wonder about herself …
You know, meltynauts, Ghost in the Shell deals with many themes, including mind-hacking, which, as the name suggests, hacks the minds of people through their own cyber-enhancement. And, as you can see from the last trailer of Ghost in the Shell in which Motoko is rebellious, our heroine has more or less undergone a similar treatment. As Kuze says, those who created him robbed his life. Which means they also stole his memories! So it’s in a real quest for identity that Major will start, tracking down Kuze who seems to know a lot about her and how she was conceived. Does this cyber-terrorist who hacks robots and artificial intelligences to achieve his goal also has clues about Motoko’s past life? This is one of the many questions our heroine will ask, while questioning herself and her own humanity. Difficult indeed to feel still human when all your body is composed of cybernetic parts!
Ghost in the Shell poses through the character of Major the question of memory, memory, and how they shape our personality. Is Major really what she thinks to be, or have the memories implanted transform her? And if yes, how ? By looking for her past, however painful it may be, our heroine seeks above all to rediscover herself. And it is his “Ghost”, which is none other than the human soul, which awakens in its robotic shell – its “Shell” – and which will guide its research . What then lead her on a tortuous and difficult path, which will nevertheless allow her to recover her lost humanity. And to know, finally, who she really is … and what she really wants to become. Is it our past that defines us or do our actions determine who we are? To this question, Major will also have to find an answer if she wants to be able to finally accept herself as she is and pursue her life! Will you see the movie?