So I wrote this essay about Supernatural for my religion class, and I got an A on it (90%), so I decided to share it. You don't really need to know anything about Supernatural to read this. So enjoy!
1. For my representation I chose an episode of the CW show, “Supernatural”. The reason I chose this show in particular is that religion is a running theme in the series, and it especially picked up importance once the fourth season started, with the introduction of angels and heavy religious mythology. However, the main focus of this analysis will be on Episode 13 from Season 2 titled “Houses of the Holy”, and more importantly the representation of Christianity and its functionalist role in the episode. When the series began in 2005, it had a very simple plot: two demon-hunting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester (younger and older, respectively) travel through America, hunting evil and looking for their father, who had gone missing on a hunt to find the demon that killed the boys’ mother. The show, which started off as a strictly “hunting evil” show, has understandably progressed into a much more complex storyline with the introduction of heaven and angels in the fourth season as a necessary combatant to the over-whelming dark forces portrayed.( keep reading...Collapse )