• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Religion and The Media - Describe, explain and analyse the way in which a religious issue has been dealt with in a TV soap opera.

Extracts from this document...


GCSE RE Short Course Coursework Religion and The Media (ii) The way in which a religious issue has been dealt with in a TV soap opera. In Eastenders a few years ago, there was a storyline in which Ethel Skinner asks her friend Dot Cotton to help her die, because she had cancer. Ethel was in her eighties, and Dot was around seventy. The pair were best friends and had been inseparable since the very beginning of the series. ...read more.


In Ethel's final week, a huge party was thrown, but as it continued Ethel was in pain, so Dot took her home, and told her she should take the doctors advice and go into a hospice. On hearing this, Ethel knew it was the end, and asks Dot again to help her die. Dot finally agrees, because she doesn't like to see her friend in pain, but for weeks after wrestles with a guilty conscience. ...read more.


However, it might have been over dramatised slightly for TV, because Dot probably wouldn't have agreed to kill her best friend, because she believes very strongly in her religion and takes her faith very seriously. I think this type of story could happen in real life, as euthanasia is becoming more common, and more stories covering it are featured in the news more, like the story involving Diane Pretty, so a Christian could be faced with amoral dilemma like this one. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Religion in the Media section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Religion in the Media essays

  1. Discuss the merits of theories of secularisation with regard to religion in modern Britain

    There are a number of ways in which we can measure the concept of religious practice, but for our purposes here we will restrict ourselves to looking at some of the most common indicators of religious practice. These include: � Membership of a religious organisation, � Attendance at religious services, � Marriage, � Baptisms and Confirmations.

  2. Religion and media

    he wants her back, he has to do it the hard way and win her back. Because the powers he has won't allow him to make someone love someone else unless that's how they actually feel. Then he realizes maybe the job/role God has in life isn't as easy as he'd first thought.

  1. Analyse and explain the ways in which a religious or moral issue of concern ...

    Stacy and her mother are rebuilding and nourishing their broken relationship. Most Christians would approve of Stacy's approach of rebuilding the bond with their mother. By forgiving their mother for her past sins, Stacy has enabled herself to allow her relationship with her mother to flourish.

  2. Religion in the Media :Analyse and explain the way a religious/moral issue has been ...

    Dot believes that by helping Ethel to end her life she is committing murder, and even goes to report herself to the police. Although Dot believed it was best to make Ethel as comfortable as she could before her death, Ethel's view was that she would rather die more quickly.

  1. Religion and the Media

    So jess is going through a stressful and depressing time in her life. The film does reflect some things about our modern British society for example there is a lot more ethnic people aloud to play sports now where as before they mite have been kicked out like jesses dad

  2. Describe, analyse and explain the variety of specifically religious programmes on the four terrestrial ...

    He already knows that she has had many partners but that didn't matter as much to him. Therefore marriage is an important and powerful bond. Marriage is shown not to be anything that should be partaken lightly.

  1. Religion is simply a brain-washing control device to make individuals behave in the way ...

    Of the few who believed religion is bad for the individual all that really stood out was *blind you to the realities of life Because the other answers were focused on how it isn't good or bad, religion isn't as relevant today therefore doesn't affect individuals enough.

  2. How a religious issue of concern to Christians has been dealt with in a ...

    They considered soaps to be more responsible and progressive in they way they handle issues than in 'teen magazines'. Also they considered soaps to be a 'moral universe', as they do provide support lines and back up when it is needed.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work