-markets of Tubal-Cain’s city, a veritable Sodom and Gomorrah of human and animal flesh sold and consumed. Aronofsky’s Deluge is as much a commentary on the inevitability of contemporary environmentalapocalypse, as it is biblical exegesis. Noah and his family are culpable as agents in the destruction of humanity, and the Patriarch sees only a difference in degree, not kind, between him and his nemesis, Tubal-Cain. The animals are innocent, we are not.
Aronofsky’s apocalyptic discourse further appears in the computer animation sequence accompanying Noah’s own retelling of