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The Passion Of The Christ Essay

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In the film The Passion of the Christ directed by Mel Gibson, plays out the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life. This film was written by both Mel Gibson and Benedict Fitzgerald. It portrayed the historical period of first century A.D.. Mel’s film gives us more insight about the historical period it portrays, reflects the values and attitudes of the time period in which it portrays, shows certain values that characters symbolize, and the importance of this time in history.
The Passion of the Christ, was picked as the title of this film because it has a lot of significance. It was named, The Passion of the Christ, because it shows the passion of Jesus. Jesus shows his passion towards Jewish ...view middle of the document...

The crowd pick Barrabas. Pontius then orders that Jesus is to be beaten but not enough to die. The Romans tortured him with ropes and ropes covered in nails so bad that his whole entire body was covered with deep cuts and blood. After this cruel beating, Pontius brings Jesus back in front of the crowd. He was beaten so bad that you could hardly recognize him. But the crowd still wasn’t pleased with this. The demanded that he should be crucified. Pontius washes his hands clean and gives the orders for Jesus’ crucifixion. Before having to carry the heavy wooden cross through the streets of Jerusalem, the Roman guards place a rose bush crown, mostly made of thorns, on Jesus’ head, giving him the “crown he deserved”. While carrying the cross, he is still being brutally tortured by people. The Jewish people try and help him as much as possibly. When they made it to Golgotha, Jesus was nailed to the cross and hung there with two other criminals. As he was suffering, Jesus prayed for the people that did this to him, say that they didn’t know what they were doing. Shortly after this he died and God released nature on the people who did this to Jesus. One rain drop fell from the sky and caused an earthquake that destroyed the Temple and ripped the cloth covering the Holy of Holies. This horrified Caiaphas and the other priests. It also made Satan furious because he was defeated. Jesus was then taken down from the cross and buried in tomb. The movie end with him rising from his tomb with holes in his hands.
The Passion of Christ gives us more insight about the historical period it portrays. It was great that the movie was filmed in Latin because it really showed the accuracy of how the people of this time interacted with each other. This film was extremely realistic. It portrayed how brutal the Romans were with beatings and crucifixion. Scourging and being crucified were very common ways of punishment in the first century, especially in Roman Israel. When it come to political leadership, this movie shows how leaders were willing to do anything to keep there position in society. The movie itself gives a much better depiction of what it was really like in this time period, compared to paintings. It really shows the suffering of Jesus and many other humans that valued his teachings. The followers that valued Jesus’ teachings were devastated when he was being tortured but still maintained a good attitude. The people of this time period were very much influenced by religion and valued it. They made it quite obvious in this film. Religious leaders and followers were willing to kill someone who was said to be “the Son of God” to save what they believed in.
The characters of The Passion of Christ are symbolic of certain values. Jesus represents passion. He gives people this through love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. He...

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