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…
Eli Lilly in India: Rethink the Joint venture Strategy
Milton Cahuasqui - 2228384
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…
Why Books Are Important To Children
Children all have their favourite hobbies and activities they enjoy when they have spare time. Boys prefer to play video games or have a hockey scrimmage with their friends while girls like to text on their cell phones and communicate with other friends on social media. These children are so passionate in their hobbies that they forget other things that could be beneficial in their free time. One of the most important things you can do is read a book. However…
United States Worst/Best
There are roughly 190 countries in the world today.
These countries vary in size, population, and forms of
government. All share same characteristics such as
territory, population, and sovereignty. The forms of
government are as diverse as the countries themselves,
they vary from very restrictive to less restrictive
form of government. United States of America is
without a doubt one of the worst countries in the world…
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…
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…
April 11, 2013
Global Logic of Strategic Alliances
* Eli Lily in India
* What is their Motivation?
* Wanted to establish a presence in India, GDP was incredibly low in India
* Strengthen their existing business
* Cost reduction through supply of cheap source of intermediate ingredients
* Shared development of generics, diversification by Lilly – not pursued
* Reduced financial risk (investment only 50%)…
ideas, the work, and the theories of that time, and those people helped shape, flourish and produce part of that development. To me Eli Whitney played a massive role in making agriculture easier for so many farmers.
Eli Whitney was born into a family that farmed and at a young age he began inventing. Throw the years Eli invented many things, like a violin. When Eli left England in 1792 he was coming to “the South” to be a private tutor on a plantation in Georgia. When he arrived he soon found that…
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…
Alliance Management at Eli Lilly: Lessons on How Alliance Capability Contributes to Sustainable Advantage
Luvison, Dave, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
Alliances have long been an important strategy in the pharmaceutical industry even thoughmore than half fail. Eli Lilly set out to create a core competence in the area of strategic alliancemanagement that would not only improve its success rate, but also differentiate the firm fromits competitors in the industry…