The Boondock Saints

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  • Justice In The Boondock Saints

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    “Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river.” The saints, Connor and Murphy MacManus abide by this rule. Their religious beliefs and intentions dispatch the two brothers into a world where evil is not tolerated. God sends them to murder every wicked citizen in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The Boondock Saints is a movie about religion, family, and vigilante justice. The Irish Catholic fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, go on a mission

  • The Movie 'Boondock Saints'

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    The Boondock Saints Report “That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command so we shall flow the river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be”. Forbidden to be repeated by anyone who is not a McManus, Connor and Murphy allow the family prayer to roll off their tongues, and journey into the ears of the monstrous souls they are about to exterminate. Their religious belief nourishes the idea that they can make the streets of Boston good. The Boondock Saints is a movie about religion

  • Essay on The Boondock Saints’ Positive Deviance

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    The movie The Boondock Saints provides an excellent example of positive deviance through innovation. The Social theory of deviance can easily explain the brothers’ actions. The movie can be used to study deviance as the brothers kill people who are mafia members, breaking the norms of society. Even though the acts they are committing are clearly illegal and deviant, the people of South Boston do not react in a negative way. Since the Social theory is very broad, it will be easier to look at the

  • I chose to view and analyze the film The Boondock Saints. There were many different things I

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    I chose to view and analyze the film The Boondock Saints. There were many different things I focused on while viewing the film. I decided to brake them down into the following categories: narrative, theatrical elements, cinematography, sound, and the overall experience. I will begin with stating my personal interpretations and understandings of the narrative. Throughout the film there are two main characters. These two characters are Irish brothers that share a deep sense of their Catholic religion

  • Themes Of Religion In The Bondock Saints

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    shall flow like a river.” Nourished by their strong faith, Connor and Murphy MacManus used this as their mantra to overcome Boston’s evil mafia. Justice as the reward for the less fortunate, the Macmanus brothers ended the corrupt society. The Boondock Saints is a movie about religion, family, and vigilante justice. Connor and Murphy MacManus are fraternal twins who were driven by their Irish Catholic Faith to provide justice, and kill Boston’s corrupt mafia leaders. Growing up without their father

  • Essay on Hearing Voices and Etheogens

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    Hearing voices is considered a cross-cultural phenomenon. A Shaman can use psychoactive drugs to communicate with the spirit realm or a schizophrenic individual may hear voices that command them to commit transgressions towards themselves or against other people. I suggest that it is no longer accurate to only think of voices as either part of a supernatural occurrence or mental disease, instead certain instances of hearing voices should be regarded as psychologically valid events that can communicate

  • The Hero's Journey in Film: the Boondock Saints

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    The Hero’s Journey in Film: The Boondock Saints The idea of a clear and precise pattern that nearly all heroes follow is not something new. In fact, one of the most famous examples of a hero cycle is the one created by Joseph Campbell. In his world-renowned book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell sets up and explains how every hero follows the same basic path until he/she winds up back at the beginning and another cycle begins. “The mythical hero…is lured…to the threshold of adventure…journeys

  • Comparing Pulp Fiction And The Boondock Saints

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    filled with gangs, blood, murder, and drugs, the whole spectrum of crime/drama films is covered to the greatest and very gruesome extent. If you are into that kind of thing, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Natural Born Killers, and The Boondock Saints should be added to your list, after of course watching their inspiration first. One of the countless ways this movie has stood the test of time is the incredible acting and casting. Amazingly developed and interesting, a variety of characters

  • Essay on Dazed and Confused

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    Dazed and Confused is a film that follows a plethora of characters on the last day of school before summer vacation. Although lacking in tangible plot, it makes a bold attempt to encompass and present the zeitgeist of the 1970s. In my opinion it is as if Dazed and Confused was produced in hopes of making those viewers who lived through the 1970s feel a sense of nostalgia. The film’s trajectory, harnessing of zeitgeist, and soundtrack are all very similar to George Lucas’s American Graffiti—a film

  • War Of 1812 : War

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    War of 1812 Essay The War of 1812 was battled between the Assembled States and Britain. Finishing in 1815 with the Settlement of Ghent, the war did not achieve any of the issues it was being battled about. For the US, the War of 1812 appeared to simply be one disappointment after another. Despite the fact that the military endured awesome disappointment amid the war, these were the immediate result of the disappointment of the nationals to join for the reasons for the war. In light of these disappointments