Social Class and Concerns Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Social Class and Concerns
This paper looks at the movie "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott, concentrating on social class and concerns of the Roman society.
# 115076 | 1,200 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2009 in History (Greek and Roman) , Sociology (Theory) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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Description:

In this article, the writer discusses the movie 'Gladiator' that stars Russell Crowe and was directed by Ridley Scott. The writer notes that this is an epic fictional film based on historical events in the year 180 A.D and that it does not contain only the Hollywood entertainment value but also portrays social issues and concerns in the Roman society during the period. According to the writer, the film presents the rigid social class system as well as the social, political and economic problems of the Empire. In spite of there being several inaccuracies in the movie 'Gladiator', overall it presents a vivid picture of what it was like at the time. The writer concludes that whether in the fictionalized movie or the true events of history, Rome continued to fall into decay that ultimately led to its demise in A.D. 476, in a process that had been going on for centuries.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gladiator. Dir. Ridley Scott. DVD. DreamWorks, 2000.
  • Kreis, Steven. "Lecture 12: Augustus Caesar and Pax Romana." The History Guide's Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History. 28 Feb. 2006. 21 Mar. 2008. <http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture12b.html>.
  • Kreis, Steven. "Lecture 13: A Brief Social History of the Roman Empire." The History Guide's Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History. 11 Oct. 2006. 21 Mar. 2008. <http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture13b.html>.
  • Kreis, Steven. "Lecture 14: The Decline and Fall of Rome." The History Guide's Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History. 28 Feb. 2006. 21 Mar. 2008. <http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture14b.html>.
  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The Roman Empire in the First Century. 2006. Devillier Donegan Enterprises. 21 Mar. 2008. <http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/index.html>.

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