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The film Chariots of Fire focuses on two British sprinters who compete in the 1924 Olympics in Paris Eric Liddell is a Scotsman who compares faith to running a race and Harold who is a wealthy Jew who feels like he has a point to prove Throughout this movie several world views are portrayedEric displays the view of individualism consumerism Christian and nationalism Erics main worldview is Christianity Everything he does is with a Christian purpose Like faith running is hard work You experience elation when you have God and also when you win Eric said that there is no formula on how to win the race The power he possesses comes from God The kingdom of God is within our hearts If you truly seek Him you will truly find Him If you commit yourself to the life of Christ than that is how you run a straight race The purpose of winning is to honor Him He depicts individuality throughout the entire film but an example is when the board is trying to persuade him to run on the Sabbath He refuses and stands up for what he believes in Consumerism is not seen in the original sense but in a spiritual one Eric thrives by consuming God and His word He wants more of Him and thats why he runs He states in the movie that he feels pleasure and Gods presence during the race The last worldview that Eric has is nationalism He is a Scottish man who serves his country under GodHarold possesses individualism consumerism and nationalism Running is his weapon against being Jewish He refers to himself as semi-deprived He said They lead me to water but dont allow me to drink Individualism is very prominent He feels that he has to fight for everything In his mind winning is everything Harold has to make himself known Consumerism is shown due to the attention he craves He loves
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