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The Bible's Influence on Supernatural

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Alyssa Aunspaugh

on 2 December 2013

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The Bible's Influence on Supernatural
Biblical Parallels- Characters
Angel Mythology introduced in Season 4
Solution to a problem
Not portrayed like they are in the Bible

"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11)
"Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him" (Matthew 4:11)
Biblical Parallels- Stories

Mark Pellegrino describes him as "kind of the prince of the world. A prince that feels wronged by the king (God)"
"Prince of Lies"
Four Horsemen
Why Make it Modern?
Tendency to neglect classical literature
Learn from the past

Affects our present and future
Screenwriters of the Show
Generally 8 writers per season
Episodic writing

Have to create something new and interesting every week that the audience will enjoy and relate to
Writers have to change the story based on what they have to work with
Purpose and Point of Modernizing
Modernizing has to take place in a unique way that fits the budget
Retelling the classics:
TV: "Sleepy Hollow" "Once Upon a Time" "Dracula"

Movies: "Alice in Wonderland" "10 Things I Hate About You" "She's the Man'
Have something to tell to the world
Classical literature is leaving schools to make room for nonfiction
Overview and Summary
Way to make classical literature still relevant to today's society
The past affects our present and future

Writers need to ask: "What is the world missing now? What does the world need to understand?"
It is the job of writers now to tell the stories of what we have lost in the past
Works Cited
Castiel in 4x02- "Angels Weren't Supposed to Be Dicks." YouTube. N.p., 14 June 2012. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. <http://

Holy Bible. New Intl. Vers. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <https://www.biblegateway.com>.

Knight, Nicholas. The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester. San Rafael: Insight Editions, 2012.

"New Reading Standards Aim to Prep Kids for College — but at What Cost?" All Things Considered. Natl. Public Radio. 19 Jan.
2013. Transcript. National Public Radio. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. <http://www.npr.org/2013/01/19/169798643/new-reading-standards-aim-to-prep-kids-for-college-but-at-what-cost>.
Works Cited (cont.)
Supernatural: Awards Nominated and Won. Internet Movie Database. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. <http://

Supernatural 5x22- Swan Song- Sam Gains Control & Jumps into the Pit. YouTube. N.p., 15 May 2010.
Web. 28 Nov. 2013. <

Supernatural Promo for Pilot. YouTube. N.p., 3 Dec. 2006. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. <

Supernatural Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <https://www.supernaturalwiki.com>.

All Photos taken from Supernaturalwiki.com
Background of Show
start at :35
Started in 2005 on the WB Network, now CW
WB held Smallville, Charmed, Gilmore Girls, and What I Like About You
Has now won 13 awards and has been nominated for 39 others

In Season 1- story of two brothers hunting evil
Eventually moved into religious themes and stories
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