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The movies and god
In the movie, Pleasantville, the frames of the movie are Ephesian 5:22 - 6:4, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Garations 5:19, Exodus 20:14 with each part speaking of the beliefs on how the house hold should be run on regards of the wife, husband, and children. They ba sically preach on how the house hold should behave . Pleasantville out lines these teachings throughout the movie. The movie does a great job at preaching these ideologies and not shoving biblical allusions down your throat as other movies tend to do.
When breaking down the movie as a whole you are able to see all the biblical references that are in plain sight but not so easily detected if you are not looking for them. It can be arguable that David and his sister Jennifer are Adam and Eve or Lucifer and Jesus. That is up to the viewer's decision because they can really take on either or persona. At the beginning of the film David is sitting and watching his favorite show Pleasantville while his mother is upset in the background and seems to start crying. Instead of David comforting his mother or asking what is wrong with her, he instead decides to turn the volume up on the television so that he can block out the noise. Jennifer is seen at school with her friends being mischievous when a boy approaches her and she basically asks him to have sex when her mother goes out of town for the weekend. Their parents seem to be divorced so their mother is leaving town to go spend a few nights with her boyfriend. David is staying up all night to watch the Pleasantville marathon and Jennifer is waiting for her boy to come over. David and Jennifer begin to fight over the remote control and then break it. That is when Don Knotts shows up and some people may argue that he is the god figure in this movie. He gives the kids a special remote that puts them in the television show, they freak out and don't believe they are in there until Don shows up and tells them they were the perfect match for the show. David is persistent on not changing anything in the show and that he and Jennifer must play the role of the show and make sure everything stays the same so that they can go home. The show is straight forward and acts like the most perfect conditions you would read about in Ephesians 5:22 - 6:4, which talks about the way the wife and husband should act towards each other. Ephesians 5:22-24 states "wives, submit yourselves to your own husband as you do to the lord. For you the husband is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the savior. Now as church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything" this is exactly what you see with the parents that David and Jennifer have in Pleasantville . Their mother does everything for her husband and makes all his food for him and her kids and it is like that in all the other homes too. David and Jennifer are expected to listen to their parents and love them as it states in Ephesians 6:1-6:4 "children, obey your parents in the lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth" right away as David and Jennifer have entered this television show you get a real sense of a "father knows best" effect. Jennifer is losing her mind because she is not used to this little perfect world that they are now stuck in and she wants to change that perfectness that she is surrounded with and insert and little bit of freewill to the people and give people a t aste of knowledge and sexuality.
Jennifer completely changes the entire atmosphere of the show after she has sex with her boyfriend Skip Martin at lover's lane and then all the kids that go up to lover's lane begin to do the same. This is a huge no because in 1 Corinthians 6:9 it states "do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of god? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral nor idolater nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men" so in the eyes of the lord none of these teens will be welcomed into the kingdom of the lord because they are sexually immoral. David is furious by this but later walks into work to see everyone reading books that are empty. Except for one book that has partial of an actual story written in it because his sister spoke partially of the story that the book was supposed to be about. David th
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