Film Analysis: The Seven Deadly Sins

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I watched the film Seven (Se7en) with a critical mindset and found it quite intriguing. It almost felt as if I was Sherlock Holmes searching for evidence to prove “who’s the real killer”. The film is based on a killer and his estranged obsession with the Seven Deadly Sins and him fulfilling Gods good work by teaching people in the world a lesson. The Seven Deadly Sins are those transgressions which are fatal to the spiritual progress. People have always been immoral, shiftless, and self-gratifying. For ages, humankind struggled to find a conceptual system to operationalize their spiritual shortcomings. Pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed, and sloth are all of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The movie takes place in a nameless city where there is constant rain and it appeared to be cold. This makes the setting of the movie very down and gloomy, which makes the city perfect for a high crime rate. Rain tends to be a
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The first victim appeared to abuse the sin of gluttony by being obese. His house was very dark with little to no light. The sanitation was very poor, roaches were scattered around everywhere and there was a stench that hit when the detectives entered the house. The victim was found in his kitchen, sitting at the table with his face lying in a plate of spaghetti. Both of his hands and feet were tied tightly. There was a bucket filled with vomit under the table. Surrounding him were other desserts, snacks and entrees covered by roaches. Spaghetti sauce cans were on every countertop in the kitchen. It was apparent that someone forced him to eat. Later, the coroner discovered that the victims’ throat was swollen and his stomach burst. Mixed in with food John Doe feed him a piece of plastic. This was found to be a piece of the floor that the refrigerator scraped up whenever it was moved. Gluttony was written in grease with a note nailed to the wall behind the

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