The topic for my group’s project is a combination of several different themes that correlate. We have mine which is how mythology and folklore play a role in society. Emily will show how death is symbolic to different people from around the world. Luke is going to explain how religion and spirituality are big factors at how we look at death. Lastly Isaac will add how humans portray death through masks and tell stories about them.
To show this our group will be using a video to play out a plot. It will involve a man being struck by a car and dying. This will then lead to the grim reaper taking him to the afterlife and a funeral ceremony to commemorate the poor fellow’s life. Once the video has played it will replay with a voice over of each group member explaining how their information plays into the movie. This will allow the viewer to get a firsthand look how all our information correlates as well as provide a straight forward explanation to what we are trying to convey rather than just telling them what we mean.
Now in our project I will be explaining the role of the grim reaper. If we look throughout history every culture has some figure that helps one transition from the afterlife whether it’s Charon from Greek mythology or Death from the 4 horseman in the Christian Bible. To keep it simple and relate-able for our viewer’s sake the grim reaper is our symbol of choice. Therefore I will be explaining how humanity has used this character to help explain the unknown and what impact it had on our ancestors. If all goes well it will provide a clear insight and useful information to the watcher.