The Book of Eli The Book of Eli has an astounding, Biblical message, which tells the story of a man’s faith as he honors God with his life and follows God’s will no matter how tough times become. During this film, Eli is heading west for reasons that are somewhat unclear to the audience until later. As he travels, he faces many trials and temptations such as, a lack of clean water, shelter, criminals, and the power desiring man, Carnegie. Carnegie is seeking one specific book that he believes holds the power to assemble people under his leadership, and Eli just so happens to have the only copy left in the world. This book is a King James Version of the Bible, and all other copies were burned after the fallout thirty years prior because many assumed Christianity was the cause of the war. During this film, the theme of “good versus evil” is predominantly contrasted. It is evident that Eli represents the good as he follows God’s will for his life and continually seeks what God has in store for him, while it is also apparent that Carnegie represents a small portion of evil in the world as he allegedly seeks for the last copy of the Bible just to gain control of the remaining civilization. Without God’s word among them, this society has lost the true meaning of life. Many have never even heard the word of God. This is an illustration of how Satan works in many countries around the world today. The Bible is still banned from many countries, and people are dying and going to hell without ever knowing about the love of Christ. We, as Christians, need to remain faithful just as Eli did in this movie and show that the “good” will prevail because we have God on our side. Just as previously mentioned, there are two major viewpoints of scripture demonstrated throughout this movie. The protagonist, Eli, continually protects this book with his life, reads from it every day, and hides its words in his heart. This is an impeccable example of Psalm 119:11 which states, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” He genuinely believes the Lord has given him the book for a reason and continues to take it westward until he can use it for God’s glory. On the other hand, the antagonist, Carnegie, has many people killed in the search of this book because he believes its words can be used as a “weapon” and will give him control of the weak and desperate. He believes that the book will give him the power he has been searching for to control people from all over. Carnegie’s character can be depicted by John 8:44 which states, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” These perspectives are very different, and in the end, only one will truly conquer. In this movie, Eli is portrayed as a godly man who is guided solely by his faith and call to protect the only surviving copy of the Bible after the war thirty years earlier. He is mentally, physically, and emotionally strong throughout his entire journey and never ceases to keep persevering. During the film, he recites II Corinthians 5:7, “Walk by faith, not by sight.” His character is displayed as both caring and compassion yet also steadfast and resolute. He continually prays and seeks God’s will for his life throughout the entire film. In the beginning of the movie, he shares his food with a mouse, which displays his tender-heartedness. He is also strong as he resists the many temptations he faces yet still remains focused on his journey to the west. After being asked to stay in Carnegie’s small town to help him with his mission, he is told he has no choice. Eli answers, “It’s always a choice.” With this statement, I believe he is referring to the enticements humans face when times get tough. We must remember that while we ultimately have the final
March 20, 2012
The Book of Eli
The Book of Eli is a Post-Apocalyptic action movie Written in 2007 by Gary Whitta and subsequently rewritten in 2008 by Tony Peckham. This movie has some details that make of this movie different, and interesting. With starring of Denzel Washington as Eli and Gary Oldman as Carnegie we would begin to feel, compassion and anger. The character Eli is a very strong person but he also is manner, and pacifist. In the case of…
Leisure Time and Books
In post-apocalyptic literature there are two things that are significant- leisure time and books. Leisure time itself can make one go crazy, but with books, the post-apocalyptic world could change. I Am Legend, The Book of Eli, and “Speech Sounds” all have a similarity of the use of their leisure time with books, but with different motives on why the antagonist in these stories are against the books or knowledge itself.
Books are dangerous in dystopian literature…
The Nature of Eli
The book Eli the Good by Silas House tells the story of what it’s like to be ten year old Eli Book during the summer of 1976. His father is suffering from PTSD and still experiences flashbacks from Vietnam. His mother tries to ignore things and smooth over the rifts that are occurring in the family. Woven into this family are Eli’s equally troubled aunt, sister, and best friend. His Aunt Nell, who became famous protesting the Vietnam War, has come home to live with her brother’s…
“Witness” distinctive ideas essay
- The movie thriller, ‘Witness’, directed by Peter Weir and staring John Book, a character rendered by the actor
Harrison Ford, depicts the ideal American police detective endeavoring to safeguard the life of a young Amish boy,
after he falls “witness” to a murder.
- Theme: - Nature of Man: Good vs Evil: the idea that every person has both good and bad bestowed upon them,
however, it is in their nature to utilise the good or bad in different situations…
Eli Lilly in India: Rethink the Joint venture Strategy
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I think that Eli Lilly was very smart in pursuing a joint venture to enter the Indian market. I believe that in order to familiarize yourself with the countries culture and way of doing business a joint venture is exactly what you should look in to in order to learn the most important aspects of your future costumers. During this period many multinational pharmaceutical companies had a presence…
The Book of Eli
The Book of Eli,
is a very complex movie that grabs your attention from the very
beginning and keeps it until the ending credits. It is packed with action and adventure that will leave
you satisfied. The ending of the film will make you dumbfounded.
The movie starts with Eli, a hobolooking man, walking around in a deteriorated America that
is extremely different from the prosperous America we live in now…
witnesses a man being
brutally murdered in the toilets. Detective John
Book arrives to investigate and insists that
Rachel and Samuel delay their departure, as
the boy is his only witness. Samuel fails to
identify anyone in the police line-up but later
recognises one of the culprits from a
newspaper cutting about McFee, an awardwinning police officer. Book tells his superior,
Schaeffer, who advises him to keep quiet.
Later, Book is shot in an underground carpark
and he realises that he has uncovered…
Amish community. The feeling of belonging is one we all desire, and I can safely say, everyone in the Amish community belongs and plays a role in its running. I met a wise man there by the name of Eli; do not let his weak and fragile appearance fool you, for when it came to construction and farm work, Eli was as strong as any other.
Not all my experiences with the Amish community have been positive, however. I lost the only person I’ve ever loved to the Amish community. Sincere, caring and feminine…
in his belief that the pagan malignancy of Hitler and his followers had to be
So, this brings me to the two literary works from our readings and how faith played a
role in their everyday lives.
According to Elie Wiesel’s book, Night, it seemed that the Jews were not aware of the
horrific tragedies that were decimating their people, but they were about to be thrust into that
reality. History has a way of repeating itself when generation after generation, no matter…
The Benefit to Reading Books
I cannot imagine a world without reading. How would I know what’s going on in the world, if not for reading the news? How would I learn the styles of different authors and mimic it in my writing? Reading books is a necessity in many different ways. It shares knowledge, helps in school, and, most of all, gives me sheer pleasure.
As technology has improved over the years, more and more people are using their mobile devices and computers…