Analysis Of Weep Angels

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Weeping Angels In the words of professor River Song “There is something in that ship that can never die” (“Time of Angels”, 10:09). There something in that ship are Weeping Angels, now remember cities around the world have hundreds of statues. The Weeping Angels specifically are species of antagonists in the series Doctor Who that have a special characteristic about them that allows them to “cease to exist in the sight of any living creature” (Time of Angels, 14:30). The Weeping Angels throughout the Doctor Who do not really change in appearance because, well they are ‘Weeping Angels’. The Weeping Angels can be viewed as a metaphor for life, death, and the afterlife. The Doctor is from a bipedal species called the ‘Time Lords’. The last…show more content…
Death can be seen as an immortal creature, which can be viewed by looking at the quote from River Song “There is something in that ship that can never die” (“Time of Angels”, 10:09). The Weeping Angels gain sustenance by feeding off the potential energy of life forms that cannot see their existence. The way angels operate signifies death in the sense that one can only view the impacts death has. The people who are touched by the Weeping Angels can see this impact but cannot really understand how it occurred. An example of this can be seen by what occurred to Detective Billy Shipton. He was in the parking garage not expecting a troupe of Weeping Angels to ambush him. He did not expect to be sent back to 1969 and meet The Doctor and his companion. Instead he was expecting to have a date with Sally Sparrow. Another representation of death can be seen by “Only psychopaths in the universe to kill you nicely” (“Blink”, 23:32), which can be seen to represent a form of death in a way that a person no longer exists in the current world after being sent back into the past. All the loved ones of that person will think they are dead and or missing. Lastly, another way that the Weeping Angels can be viewed is from the quote “Lonely assassins, they used to be called” (“Blink”, 32:58). If death was a real person and or creature in this universe he or she would probably fit this descriptor. Imagine that…show more content…
Imagine that something similar just happened. One couldn’t deny that it would be simpler to just assume that you are in the afterlife. Unless of course you run into The Doctor and tells you about what just happened and requires you to send a message to the only person who can save him Instead of just dying the victim is sent back in time with a fresh start in a ‘new’ world. The victim in the case might think they are in the afterlife based upon how they still have the same appearance but they are just in a different time period. Another way that someone who has been sent back into the past might view their current predicament as being in the afterlife is the creature that attacked them. One might interpret the Weeping Angels as actual angels because, well they are angel statues. Imagine ending up in the same position that Kathy Nightingale ended up in. One second in London the other second in Hull in the United Kingdom. Lost in time, unable to explain the current predicament one might assume that they are dead and in the afterlife. One might come to the conclusion that they are in the afterlife based on the explainable facts before them. Another possible way that the Weeping Angels can be symbolized as the afterlife is that they make what happens before an afterlife. In order to get to the afterlife one must
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