Noah The Watchers

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In the story of Noah, Noah and his family are delegated as the saviors of the human race due to their “innocence.” However, their innocence is derived not only from their loyalty to the Creator, but from their ignorance toward the ways of other people. God described all other people as wicked, stating that “everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil” (Genesis 6:5). But Noah, “the only blameless person living on earth,” was told he and his family would be spared. God was direct in his approach to Noah, explaining that he would wipe [all living creatures out] out along with the earth” (Genesis 6:13) for God felt that “the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence” (Genesis 6:11). Despite saying that everyone …show more content…
The biggest difference is the presence and role of The Watchers. In the actual Bible, they are not mentioned until later on. However, in the Book of Enoch, it is explained that at first these fallen angels were entranced by the daughters of men, and so they had sex with the mortal women and gave way for the birth of the Nephilim. The Nephilim were giants that roamed the earth, savage creatures who wrecked the land and brought harm to people. The Nephilites are mentioned offhand in the Genesis – although described in the Book of Enoch as fearsome creatures, in Genesis are explained to be “the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times” (Genesis 6:4). This makes the addition of the Grigori in Aronofsky’s film a bit more sensible – toward the end of the film, the Grigori protect Noah and the ark by fighting back against the onslaught of Cain’s treacherous relatives, who are led by Tubal-cain. However, earlier in the film, The Watchers refuse to help Noah, saying that mankind betrayed them essentially, and that their choice to help man centuries before had been the reason for their present state of confinement. Later on, one of the Grigori confides in Noah that God transformed The Watchers into their current condition because they sympathized with humans and traveled to earth to teach them how to survive and prosper. God punished the Grigori for this transferal of knowledge, begging the question of whether knowledge is truly helpful or

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