The film I will be analysing is called Jaws which is a 1975 thriller and horror film directed by Steven Spielberg. It was based on a novel by Peter Benchley entitled Jaws. The film is about a police chief who tries to protect the people on Amity Island, a small holiday resort, from a giant great white shark by closing the beach. While trying to close the beach chief Brody was overruled by the town council and mayor who wanted the beach to stay open to get money from tourists in the summer season. After about three more attacks, the police chief asks for the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter to try and kill the shark. The film is set in the middle of the summer season of July in 1975 on Amity Island which is a fictional island. It was set on the 4th of July because it is the day that the USA made the Declaration of Independence; it also attracts people to the beaches of America. It is summer, it’s hot, and lots of people want to cool off by going to the beach during the holiday. In this essay I will be looking at how the director builds suspense and scares the audience in the film Jaws.
One of the many ways Spielberg helps build suspense is through the music. The music from the opening sequence sounds scary because of the repetition of the sounds as they get louder and faster. This strikes fear into the audience and makes you think about the dangerous animals in the ocean. The shark is connected to the music in the title sequence. We know this because the music is playing while in a 1st person view the unknown is moving through the deep blue sea. The 1st person view would be the view of the shark, in other words what the shark sees or is looking at. We see through the shark’s eyes the deep ocean and it looks as if he was hunting or preying for food. We also know the music in the film and the great white shark is.
Rise Of Christianity In The Roman Empire
Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire
In St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, he explains that God’s justice is the way God rights wrong. St. Paul states that through Jesus’ sacrificial death, God intended to illustrate his justice. According to Paul, human pride is not included because keeping the law does not exclude it; faith does. St. Paul’s rationale for this is that a person is justified by faith, completely separate from their success in following the law.
Paul emphasizes the importance of submitting to the supreme authorities, stating that every person must do so. He acknowledges that all authorities are instituted by God and by resisting them, one is going against a divine institution. Paul assures that if one does what is right, there is no reason to fear the authorities. He explains that as the authorities are serving God, we pay taxes to support their duties. Additionally, Paul states that loving one’s neighbor fulfills all requirements of the law. He affirms that love does not harm others, thereby summarizing the entire law in the concept of love.
Diocletion, a Roman emperor, actively targeted and oppressed the Christian community. His tactics involved issuing decrees throughout the empire, demanding the destruction of churches, burning of Scriptures, degradation of Christian individuals in positions of authority, and imprisonment of citizens who continued to practice Christianity after the dissemination of these orders.
Following the issuance of additional letters, it was ordered that all bishops of all churches everywhere should be imprisoned and coerced into making sacrifices to the gods. The persecution escalated even more as the letters explicitly required all individuals to immediately partake in sacrifices and make offerings to the idols.
In the rise of Christianity, Constantine played a crucial role. As a Roman ruler, he declared to have witnessed the Roman sign for Christianity and received a divine message from God during a battle. Constantine utilized Christianity as the foundation of his crusade and eventually conquered the entire Roman Empire, actively supporting the faith. Among his notable contributions, Constantine introduced the Edict of Milan, which granted religious freedom to all individuals. Moreover, he displayed notable favoritism towards Christians by constructing splendid churches and exempting clergy from taxation.
Sex, Lies, And Videos
According to Joan Morgan, the presence of video girls as representations of attractiveness in society leads to negative consequences like low self-esteem and eating disorders in young women. When girls do not resemble the physical appearance of these video girls, their self-esteem suffers. One viewer pointed out that the video girls are typically slender and of various ethnicities, except for black girls who are usually portrayed as extremely light-skinned (Morgan, 120).
According to Morgan (122), many young women feel undesirable if they do not fit into society’s ideal image. This pressure leads some to develop eating disorders as they strive to achieve the “ideal” body portrayed by thin video vixens. In fact, the author states that 90% of those affected by eating disorders are adolescent and young adult females.
Women stay bulimic because they believe it will help them attract male interest. This belief leads to young women exposing themselves for attention, without realizing that the women they see on screen are merely uncensored background.
Young girls imitate the lifestyle and attitude of others. Irene Prince, a friend of the author, explains the issue with rap music’s portrayal of women: “The problem with rap is that the images of cool women they present are always degrading to girls.” This opinion was influenced by Irene’s mother, who believed that her daughter found the women in rap music videos to be cool. In opposition to her daughter’s behavior, Irene’s mother commented, “Toys for boys” (Morgan, 122).
Morgan’s article supports the idea of featuring women in videos targeting young girls, which is a stance I share. The author explores how some women choose to show more skin in order to be included in these videos. When young girls see this kind of content, they start believing that revealing more skin will attract boys’ attention. Consequently, some girls have been sent home from school for wearing inappropriate clothes. Public schools are focused on ensuring their students’ safety, particularly during their journey back home.