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

Religion In The Media

Extracts from this document...


Religion In The Media Introduction: In this essay I am going to investigate the way religious issues are dealt with in the media. Types of religious program: Analyse and explain the way in witch a religious or moral issue concern to Christians has been dealt with in a TV soap: Soaps have very large audiences of around 14 million plus therefore they are a very good way of delivering a message to a wide range of people. Soaps have dealt with a range of religious and moral issues for example; Brookside - Ron Dixon's wife is a Catholic. He has an affair. His wife refused to have a divorce because it was against her beliefs. Eventually she gave in when she found and new relationship for herself. I have chosen to write about a recent event in the soap Eastenders which involves Cat and Zo� Slater. Zo� has grown up thinking that Cat is her sister because that is what her family has always told her when Harry Slater (Cat and Zo�'s uncle) ...read more.


They generally deal with the issues in a good way that helps people to understand and relate to the characters. The only danger of soaps dealing with religious issues is that they might offend some people. But overall I think that soaps are good ways of dealing with religious issues and probably don't upset many people. Chariots Of Fire: This film examines two different peoples beliefs in a realistic and sympathetic way. The film was awarded an Oscar in 1981 for best picture. The film was given a PG (Parental guidance) certificate, which means it will be seen by a wide range of people. Vangelis composed the theme tune, which was revolutionary at the time because it used new computer driven sounds. The story is about the rivalry between two British athletes as they prepare to take part in the 1924 Olympic games. Each man is spurred on by a personal/social handicap. Harold Abrahams is an ambitious Jew who runs because a racial prejudice he experienced at Cambridge University. ...read more.


The university dignitaries reprimand Abrahams form using a professional coach to achieve success, because know one else in England was using one at the time. Abrahams accuses them of being out of date and then leaves them on a bad note. When he leaves the room they respond by saying "A different God a different mountain top". Meaning different religion different views. When the senior tutors read the news of Abrahams victory inn the paper, they dismiss it by saying, "its what we expected". Eric Liddell is a very strict Christian and follows God's laws very strictly. This is shown when at the beginning of the film, he tells a young boy off for playing football outside of the church on a Sunday. You can also see this when he refuses to run in the Olympics on a Sunday, even there is a lot of pressure put on him form the Prince of Wales and the British Olympic committee. This shows that Liddel believes that God comes before Nationalism. But Liddel still runs when he swaps his event form the 100m to the 400m with another competitor in the games. My views: ...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

    * Adultery. * Single parent, mixed race families. * Whether a premature baby should be christened or not. In my work I am going to focus on the issue of adultery. In the episode that we watched, Phil had had sex with Shirley, despite his current partner still being with him, Susie.

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

    Another idea posed in the film is that John is the Messiah from God. When Paul goes to visit the lawyer who defended John in John's court case, he asks about John's history. However the lawyer tells him that John's nearly impossible to trace, and says that "it's like he fell outta the sky" i.e.

  2. Religion and the Media

    The film reflects conflict right the way through, there is family conflict when jess wants to play football but her mum and dad despise her playing football, also when jess has a big game on the same day as her sisters wedding jess wants to go but she also wants

  1. Religion and the media.

    Analyse and explain the way in which a religious theme of concern has been dealt with in a film or television drama. The very recent film which I have seen which I thought dealt with religion and other things that surround this very well was the film named "East is East".

  2. Religion and the media.

    Christian woman who discovered her baby was handicapped and was offered an abortion but refused to take it. There are also interviews similar to those in chat shows but more related to religious faith. ITV still broadcasts an entire church service called 'Morning Worship' which appears every Sunday at 9am.

  1. Religion and the Media.

    Many different people from different ages and backgrounds might enjoy this programme. There were a variety of topics in short doses to keep your interest and you could send in your own viewpoint. However, I personally did not find the programme enjoyable.

  2. Religion & Media.

    Ethel ends up dying in the by taking an overdose of morphine tablets series after the party. Dot finally believes that she doesn't get punished by God. Euthanasia is the action of inducing a quiet easy death there are several ways in which this can be done.

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