Analysis Of ' Se7en ' By David Fincher

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Se7en Sins Greed. Envy. Gluttony. Wrath. Lust. Pride. Sloth. These acts and feelings are what most Christians consider the seven deadly sins. If you commit any of these sins, you are doomed to hell and and an agonizing death. While most religious people avoid the sins like the plague and see most people as good samaritans, some see the sins in everyone they encounter like it’s written all over their face. Se7en, by David Fincher, explores what happens when the people who see the sins in everyone decides to act on their views. The movie follows two detectives, played by Brad Pitt(David Mills) and Morgan Freeman(Detective Somerset), who follow a line of murders happening in the city they live in. They eventually figure out that these…show more content…
This is useful in Se7en because the main topic surrounding the murders is religion. Writers of the film used the serial killer genre because it’s easy to grab people’s attention and convey the message that the world is a cruel place with many issues. If the movie weren’t sheltered with a simple slasher flick cover, it would instantly become contentious, and many wouldn’t want to squabble with a movie telling the viewer about how religion isn’t perfect.
Among other options, the debate of how Se7en is representation of violence in practicing religion changes how many people alter their views of what is right and wrong. Most people overlook the wrongdoings of the world and turn the other cheek. In the film, the killer John Doe sees himself as a good person performing God’s work for him by acting on his feelings and not turning the other cheek. This suggests that killing people because they’re doing “God’s” work is okay because they have religion to blame for their reasoning. One of John Doe’s final speeches is him trying to justify why he went on a killing spree, and he justifies his actions by saying,
“Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that 's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it 's common, it

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