She isn’t doing this on purpose, the effect of the war is causing Marji to see people of a bad nature in a good light, she reads books like the Dialectic Materialism which stands in a biased viewpoint. She is believing in the things books about the government are saying and dissociating herself with the thought that religion revolved around everything because if religion was a primary focal point in all this, then wars and violence wouldn’t be an
This notion of redemption is primarily seen with the Misfit and his character development away from the pleasure of a murderer. Had it not been for the collision of the Grandmother and his paths, redemption would have been unlikely, even unachievable, for him. O’Connor intended for this story to have a positive ending, despite the death toll that is present at the end of the story. With her Catholic beliefs, the small act of the Grandmother’s compassion and the Misfit’s questioning of his morals are rather impactful to each of their redemptions. Perhaps O’Connor’s religious views could be insightful to religious scholars on the question of whether human nature is
Elisabeth the first probably wrote this speech because she knew that some of her men had no faith in her and in their chances at winning against the Spanish armada. The queen tries to abridge a link between her and her troops, and tries to show them that she worth of their trust and will eventually reward them for defending her. thus it can be deducted that if it wasn’t for the Queen’s speech the battle might have turned out to be very different and the Spanish might have win. Therefore Elisabeth was able to use Ethos, Logos, and Pathos to make a well rouded and very convincing speech for her
While Phaedra was sick and her nurse was trying to figure out the cause, Phaedra states, “But for me, honor lies in silence”(Hippolytus, 329) this shows that Phaedra never even wanted to admit her love for Hippolytus and chose to keep it to herself even if it meant she would fall ill. Later, when Phaedra’s nurse got her to admit the cause of her sickness, Phaedra explains, “At first when love had struck me, I reflected how best to bear it. Silence was my first plan: to conceal that illness”(Hippolytus 393-395) to prove that she decided it best to keep her feelings a secret. She further explains, “Next, I believed that I can conquer love, conquer it with discretion and good sense. And when that too failed me, I resolved to die”(Hippolytus, 398-400), Phaedra explained her whole plan on how she was going to go about her feelings for Hippolytus and none of it ever mentions trying to fulfill them. Phaedra also states, “I cannot bear that I should be discovered a traitor to my husband and my children”(Hippolytus, 420-421) to make clear where her loyalties lie and to prove that she would never do anything that went against her family.
Paul’s chapel expresses Clara’s need for salvation and she seeks to have it by the white man’s religion. She tries to find salvation by the white culture but she is denied that help too. She cannot pass through her transformation into Virgin Marry as her mother wants her to be. Throughout the play, we find out that the mother is obsessed with her sexual purity rather than her racial oppression. She idealizes the image of Virgin Mary as a symbol of chastity that religion calls
Cindy said that was short lived for two main reasons. One, her boyfriend of many years is agnostic and Cindy plans on marrying him, and in the catholic faith, you cannot marry outside the church and CIndy didn’t want to have to face the dilemma down the road. The second reason goes back to how Catholic versus Buddhism is viewed in the Vietnamese community. She feels as though she cannot explore Catholicism and buddhism without the catholic part of the community shunning her if she later choses to go with Catholicism. She feels as though which ever she tries to explore, there will be no turning back.
After Mary, her sister Elizabeth took throne. Once again, Queen elizabeth swung england back to Protestantism. Unlike her siblings and father, Queen Elizabeth was lenient with practicing catholics, but she did make some specific laws that helped keep the Church of England strongly in its place. Throughout the next years, England had to adjust to the constant shift in religions, the fact that one year you may have a holiday, and a couple years that holiday wouldn’t exist on a
Beatrice not only stands out as a character in Much Ado but in all of Shakespeare's plays because she is unrestricted by the expectation of her gender, especially, considering the time period. During the Elizabethan Era, Queen Elizabeth, also known as The Virgin Queen, was not married. Her reasons to remain spouseless are unclear, but if she were to marry, there could have been an instability in politics, she would have to share her throne and conform to obeying her husband. Conceivably, Olivia and Beatrice's refusal to marriage was a reflection of the Queen's actions. It can be hypothesised that Shakespeare was testing the waters to break gender norms and perceiving women as independent, dominant and powerful beings through his
The Catholics did not accept Elizabeth as the queen of England because she was not a legitimate child due to the fact that Henry VIII did not really divorce his first wife. Elizabeth had two significant points: One of them it didn’t really matter to her what gender she was. Second, she would not take anyone’s advice but listen to her Privy Council’s advice. Throughout her reign, Elizabeth decreased the amount of money that the crown spent on its own wardrobe and [new sentence] also travelled to meet with others. Elizabeth did not marry but succeeded in winning the support of people [how did she win the support of the people?]
She was left to fend off Spain by herself when neither Islamic powers came to her aid. Brotton discusses how both the Moroccans and Ottomans were not willing to show their hand fearing England was little more than a trade partner. After the defeat of the Spanish Armada thanks to various factors including weather, rotten food, and poor planning the Moroccans signed an alliance with England and Queen Elizabeth would have most likely secured an alliance with Sultan Murad III of the Ottoman Empire had he not died and been replaced with a less English sympathetic and aggressive Sultan Mehmed. Brotton 's conclusion paints a portrait of England at the time of Queen Elizabeth I death which has firmly solidified Protestantism, brought about great trade and economic gain as well as a diversity of culture and arts which led to a greater more intelligent and prosperous England. Brotton and now myself feel that the Islamic connection was an overlooked yet integral piece of history which deeply shaped the reign of Queen Elizabeth I as well as England as a
Philip II had been contemplating an invasion on England, however, due to Spain’s financial situation, the ability of taking on such an operation made the King reluctant. After the execution of the Roman Catholic, Mary Queen of Scots, he wanted to seek revenge. Being married to Mary Tudor and equally like her wishing to see England return to Roman Catholicism, Philip was determined, as well as being backed by a country which was known as the strongest Catholic nation in Europe. Many factors influenced his decision; however, in 1585 Elizabeth contributed to his decision to attack. This was through Elizabeth helping the Protestants in the Netherlands when they revolted against their Spanish overlords led by the Duke of Parma.
While the first-generation Puritans believed this, their offspring who knew nothing of the religious hardship back home would rather have personal indulgences, which puts strain on the Errand. Adding on to that, the idea of being a collective group changed into the Puritans becoming more focused on defining themselves away from the Church as seen with King Phillip’s War. The war represents a change with the second and third generation Puritans who needed new, secular, enemies to define them as told by Marone when he says “The Puritans groped back to the tried and true-they found terrible new enemies to define them” (Marone 33). The Puritans defining themselves through fighting the Natives in King Phillip’s war, totally undermines the Puritans’ original enemy of being eternally damned. Furthermore, the Puritan Dilemma of the conflict of old vs new impacted the Puritans’ view of nature, as seen with the Salem Witch Trials and how God was punishing them for straying from the Errand.
PURITANS COMING ON THE MAYFLOWER- The Puritans left England for New England by escaping in the Mayflower ship in hopes to find religious freedom through pilgrimage. Half of them were protestants that wanted to form their own church. Their separation of the Church of England in order to fulfill their desire to purify it from Catholic beliefs. The main idea this connects to is that the pilgrims were in search of religious freedom but people saw it as deviant because cultural norms were not about leaving because you didn’t like something, especially since they lived under a monarchy. ROSA PARKS- Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL when she remained in her seat at the front of the bus instead of moving to a seat