The Theme of Captain America
Captain America revolves around the events of World War II and the emergence of a super-hero who is later assigned with the heavy responsibility of saving the world. Steve Rogers, the super hero, does not, however, gain his superiority and abilities under normal circumstances, but rather he is the subject of a scientific experiment to create super soldiers. Across Europe, the Nazi forces are anxiously seeking to enhance its power through the discovery of better weapons and energy believed to be hidden within a castle in Norway in the form of Tesseract. The extreme enmity and fear between the American forces and the Nazi is the motivation for continuous research on either side with the objective of forging superiority. In the process, several human rights are violated.
Violation of rights
The Bill of Rights outlines specific restriction on the part of the government while providing citizens with certain extents of liberties. Human rights transverse across moral and cultural settings but are universally acceptable. About Captain America, four basic rights, are violated in the course of events. The first amendment in the Bill of rights provides citizens with the freedom of religion, speech and press, and the right to assemble and petition the government. Steve Rogers is rejected for military service four times and has no avenue to air his grievances or petition the decision by the government. While he is a gifted individual with extra-ordinary determination to serve his nation, Rogers is denied the opportunity to serve in the military. The ninth amendment also outlines various non-enumerated rights that include freedom of information and membership. Roger is rejected for the military on the basis of his sickly health highlighting a sense of prejudice.
Elsewhere, the citizens living in the region where the Nazi troops conduct their search for Tesseract energy are exposed to unreasonable search and seizure. While the search is conducted in secret, force is readily applied in the event of resistance and the citizens are clearly at risk of moral compromise. At the US Strategic Scientist Reserve, Doctor Abraham Ericksen conducts Project rebirth that aims to produce scientifically stronger soldiers. Among the subjects, Rogers is the first one to undergo the experiment exposing him to potential health repercussions. Micro injections of serum and vita rays are used in the experiment, a procedure that alters the human nature of the subjects. Concerning the third amendment in the Bill of Rights, Steve Rogers is recruited at camp Lehigh in Brooklyn following the procedure to enhance his physical appearance. Later, when Doctor Ericksen dies, Rogers is used as a propaganda tool by the government. He is duly exposed to undignified service in the military troupe.
The last prominent violation of rights regards the non-enumerated rights about the public. During the battle between Rogers’s troops and Schmidt’s Nazi troops, Tesseract energy is used in the process. The Nazi research department, after a long process of research eventually launches a plane with the capability to emit the energy with potential to cause massive destructions. The plane is due to destroy the enemy in America but is intersected by Rogers. However the destruction of the plane lands the Tesseract energy in the ocean causing massive danger to the citizens in the immediate environment.