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Christian World View – 101

December 9, 2012

Professor: Keith Rogers

Arrested Development

The Dysfunctional Bluth Family

The TV series Arrested Development is a story of the wealthy Bluth family who loses everything when the patriarch of the family lands in jail because of fraud. The show is a satire about the terrible family values they possess. They do not hold a Christian worldview. The family, however, does to its best to stick together despite their shortcomings.

The main character’s name is Michael. He is a moral and reasonable man. He spends the entire show working to save his family business and his family as a whole. His core belief is that the most importing thing in life is family. Michael’s religiousness is rarely addressed in the show. The rest of the family is not religious at all. Michael’s mother, Lucille, is manipulative, racist, mean and controlling. His father is more concerned with himself. He often pits his sons against each other. Michael’s siblings do not have jobs and live off Michael. Despite this, Michael still loves them and works hard to repair the family business, get his father out of jail and hold the family together. Except for Michael and his son, the Bluth family is very materialistic. Michael’s mother, sister and brothers spend the businesses’ money even though the company is bankrupt. The show highlights racism, greed, deceit, manipulation and homophobia. The family flounders as if where a ship tossed about the sea. In their world, God is not their anchor or moral compass. One could say that they hold a materialistic or naturalistic worldview. Having money to spend on designer clothes is paramount to Michael’s sister.

The similarities that I can see with my family are that, like the Bluths, we have been through unfortunate financial crises. In addition, like Michael, love of...

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