By Maya Gomez
Many find the very idea of the seven deadly sins to be preposterous. Critics ask, “how can seven sins be so much worse than the plethora of wrongdoings surrounding them?” The answer is simple: they aren’t. What makes the seven deadly sins so universally feared is the fact that they can exist in anything and everything. The sins themselves are like elements, made simply of their form. They cannot be broken down into other parts or substances. Lust is no more than lust, and greed is no more than greed. However, they make up every small sin we commit, and manifest in our everyday lives. They play into videography in movies and storytelling in books, color coordination in paintings and structures in sculptures. The seven deadly sins are the blueprint of our modern-day art and media.