In the film, There Will Be Blood documents the experiences of an oilman named Daniel Plainview, throughout the movie Daniel a father to a young boy named H.W.

falls into alcoholism. However, that’s not it throughout Daniels life he had to overcome many obstacles. Such as him falling into a mine where he ended up hurting himself, became a father to a young baby boy, a rivalry between other entrepreneurs, and religion. Although this movie was mostly based on Daniel Plainview another important character came into play named Eli Sunday a young man that played a role in religion. Daniel wasn’t really into religion he was all about the money and becoming a successful oilman, however, Eli, on the other hand, would always go to Daniel talking about religion. Daniel wasn’t a really big fan of it but Eli would rub it into his face telling him how religion is important and that he shouldn’t put it aside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The symbolism is shown in the these two main characters Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday which Eli falls into the category of religion, while Daniel is more of a capitalism person who truly had several goals.Daniel Plainview who became an oilman at a young age was never into religion he was only focused on finding oil and making money.On the other hand Eli Sunday, a young priest who came along when Daniel bought the land.

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Is extremely into religion, and also knew what Daniel was up to and why he was buying the land.Daniel Plainview is an entrepreneur man of his time, representative of capitalism, the desire for money.However, Eli Sunday a spokesperson and is associated with his religion. There are some moments where Daniel and Eli’s relationship became violent. There was an incident where Daniels work interfered with his personal life meaning his son H.W got hurt in a gigantic explosion where it caused H.W to become deaf. Their relationship turns bitter, Eli goes up to Daniel and is demanding for the money that Daniel promised he was going to donate.

Little did he know Daniel wasn’t in the best mood do to H.W incident and beats Eli. Daniel repeats to Eli why hasn’t god helped H.W restore his hearing he continues to physically attack him punching him even rubbing mud all over Eli.

Daniel is repeating where is the god that Eli goes on about to help H.W. restore his hearing.