The Other Boleyn Girl Analysis

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The film, The Other Boleyn Girl, written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Alison Owen, is about the many relationships of King Henry the Eighth, who is the antagonist, his involvement with the Boleyn family, and his many children. This story is set in England in the early to mid- 1500’s. King Henry the eighth ascended the throne of England in 1509, succeeding his father, Henry the seventh. (There als the sixth, the fifth, the fourth, and so on. Clearly the Kings were all very original when it came to naming their sons). This movie follows Henry's need, and almost obsession, with producing a male heir to the throne. A few women gave him sons; however, because he was not married to any of these women, they could never succeed him as the King …show more content…

For a very long time, the Catholic Church enforced some incredibly stringent rules named the seven deadly sins. The concept of the seven deadly sins, formerly called the eight deadly sins, originated from a fourth-century monk named Evagrius Ponticus. People have always been immoral and self-gratifying, so the leaders in the church at the time wanted to construct a list of a person's spiritual shortcomings. They wanted this list to cover many different sins and behaviors; however, it also had to be concise, simple, and memorizable. In order of increasing seriousness, they were: gluttony, lust, greed, despair, wrath, sloth, vainglory, and pride. Later, around the sixth-century, Pope Gregory the Great reduced the list to include only seven deadly sins. He did this by including vainglory with pride, removing despair, and replacing it with envy. Pride was considered to be not only the worst, but also the root of all other sins. Throughout the Middle ages, the church taught everybody the meaning and severity of these sins. They also created and taught a list of seven virtues to counteract the deadly sins. In order of the sin they counteract, the virtues are: abstinence, chastity, liberality, patience, diligence, kindness, and humility. These sins and virtues were not taken lightly by the church. While the virtues balanced out the sins, there were severe punishments for the sins. These

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