By doing so, him and other Gods created Pandora. Pandora, was a beautiful curse. Pandora, meaning “all-gifts”, was brought down by the Gods as a gift to Epimetheus, Prometheus 's brother. She had been the curse to the world of men. One of the Gods, Hephaestus, gave Pandora curiosity.
This leads us to believe he is the parallel to Adam, who also was passive in the bible. The title of the book Lord of the Flies can translate to Beelzebub, which in Greek means devil. “the beast is seen as something external. Even in the next chapter the dead airman is seen as the beast - a beast from a dying world. But gradually the beast is internalized.
Mary Shelley uses figurative language in her novel such as personification, metaphors and similes to let the reader understand the literal words that are used. Metaphor was being used when the creature exclaim that , “ Remember that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel.”(Shelley 10) Showing that the monster was comparing Victor, his creator, to Adam from the Bible and himself, a creature, to being a fallen angel, because Victor did not expect him to be the way that he is. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley also uses simile to portray tones and also to show the different characteris that are being compared. For example, Frankenstein compares his feelings to a hurricane by saying, “No one can conceive the variety of feeling which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.”(Shelley 4) This shows that he sees himself as someone who has a harder time having his feelings come out for other to tell what he 's feeling. Mary Shelley uses different examples of figurative language that makes her writing more of an imaginative piece.
From Dante’s point of view he describes level five as populated with those who were either hoarders or miserly. “The ones who have the bald spot on their heads were priests and popes and cardinals, in whom avarice is most likely to prevail” (Dante 1622). If it was not bad enough to place religious leadership in Hell. Dante goes even further by describing what will happen to the reigning pope Boniface VIII, with a little help from the Apostle Peter. Dante “enlists St. Peter himself to state unequivocally that he is responsible for turning the papacy into a sewer” (Burge 3).
One definition of an epic hero is that the protagonist must go on a journey where he learns something about himself and the world. Satan volunteers to go on this journey to Eden. As soon as he volunteers, the other demons worship him and praise him for his courage. Milton describes this scene by writing, “At once was as the sound of Thunder heard remote. Towards him they bend with awful reverence prone,”(2, 476-478).
Throughout Frankenstein, Shelley uses Victor to warn the reader of the dangers of aspiring to godliness, and the consequences one faces in the aftermath doing so, even going as far as to compare Victor to Satan, tempting the crew of Walton’s ship, in the book’s final pages. The Victor Shelley creates is very similar to the Satan created by Milton in his book, Paradise Lost, which explores the biblical tale of Adam and Eve. In Frankenstein, Victor speaks of his desire to create the Creature, saying, “I deemed it criminal to throw away in useless grief those talents that might be useful to my fellow-creatures.” (152). Shelley’s diction choices, such as the word “useless” exemplify Victor’s excessive hubris, portraying him as a man who creates his Creature for, in his mind, the good of society. Additionally, Shelley repeats the word “use”
In the end, Harry chose to be “resurrected” and killed Voldemort, therefore saving the wizarding world. Likewise, Jesus died on the cross to save his people, was mourned or disgraced and later resurrected (cf. Murphy, 2011, 31-33). Good and evil: In both Harry Potter and Christianity, there is a good and an evil side. Representatives that symbolise goodness would be on the one hand Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster at Hogwarts, and on the other hand God.
This is another example of the author using allusion because he compares the boys sins’ ruining the island to Adam and Eve’s sins ruining their paradise in the Garden of Eden. The boys actions leave the island resembling hell instead of heaven. The fire devours the island just like evil devours the
Similarly, but in a contrasting locality, during this time period, it is known that the Devil’s abilities are able to convert even the purest and sinless people away from God. As written by Arthur Miller, “the Devil [works] again (...) just as he [works] within the Slav who is shocked at (...) a woman’s disrobing herself in a burlesque show. Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology”. The Devil “gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten,” which displays the control he holds over the society in that he can lure in a pure soul, but frighten one as well
The Christian faith is partially based on the concept that sin is imminent, for "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". The Old Testament in the Hebrew Bible portrays this belief through the narrative of Adam and Eve. They were created by God to be flawless but fell short of that expectation; teaching future generations that all humans have imperfections and sinning is inevitable. Likewise, Nathaniel Hawthorne in his novel, The Scarlett Letter, explores these indiscretions and different degrees and interpretations of sin. Hawthorne's plot is centered around Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth who each sin according to 1600's puritan society.
One angel and one demon are tasked to protecting the Antichrist to bring about the end of times - but the angel isn’t all holy and good (going so far as to lie about where he put the fire sword to guard Eden) and the demon has a streak of good intentions. They work together and somehow have become kind of friends - and there is balance. The book brings in the Deadly Horsemen: Famine, Pollution (who replaced Pestilence in the book), War, and, finally, Death. They are defeated by the angel, the demon - surprise - and the Antichrist - even more surprise. The novel shows the idea of a last and final war as simply a political machine rather than a battle between good and evil; the Antichrist has been raised human and is neither holy nor evil.
In Chapter 15 of Frankenstein, the author compares the monster to Adam (the first man) as well as comparing Victor to God. I believe that Frankenstein is not as much a commentary on the bible, but rather on the nature of man. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley compares the monster and Victor to biblical figures in order to relate that everyone is capable of moral good and evil. As we see in the novel, the monster is much like Adam in that he desires companionship, he is made in the likeness of his creator (a man), and he eventually turns to evil. Victor also compares the monster to Satan.
In this allegory, Beowulf epitomizes Jesus ' Christ descending down to hell and returning back into existence such as the Resurrection. While comparing Beowulf and the knight of the Canterbury Tales. The knight imputes in religious battles and hostilities because he feels as though he is brawling and battling for God. In contrast, Beowulf’s only reason for combat is to kill and conceive honor and praise. His disputes are solely based on bragging rights.