Parasite and Moral Luck

Parasite/ Bong Joon-ho

Parasite is a profound, sometimes shocking, meditation on class, capitalism, and family. It is also a beautifully rendered portrait of the tragedy of bad moral luck.

Moral luck is a philosophical concept that acknowledges the incongruity between several deep-rooted moral intuitions. One intuition is that I can, and should, be morally assessed for the choices I make. This means that there are certain factors under my…