Hello North House!
As we begin the week in Mrs. Edwards’ class, we will be wrapping up our Seven Deadly Sins mini unit and going into our next unit, which focuses on the fundamentals of a society. For this week’s blog assignment, you will be watching a short animation by Steve Cutts, entitled, “Man.” The video depicts the harmful relationship between man [society] and nature, appropriately accompanied by the climactic orchestration of In The Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Greig. I decided on this particular animation because I think it does a good job of blending the concepts of our Seven Deadly Sins mini unit with the concepts of a society that we will be studying in our upcoming unit.
When watching the video, consider how it portrays the society being influenced by the seven deadly sins. Think about how the male figure, representing mankind and the society as a whole, has led a destructive path for the once pure and unspoiled landscape. Lastly, consider the use of color in the animation as a way to explain the underlying message.
Prompt: What is the message that the animation is trying to portray of society? Do you agree or disagree with the message? Give specific examples on your reasoning.