Cinemania
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Cinemania

Se7en (1995)

Philosophy of the 7 Sins

Credit: New Line Cinema

Gluttony

“When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee. And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. – Proverbs 23:2

Greed

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.

Sloth

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

– Benjamin Franklin

Lust

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all; ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.

Pride

“Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth.” Ezekiel 28:17

Envy

Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!

It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock

The meat it feeds on. (III.iii.)

Wrath

love of justice perverted to revenge and spite.

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