Hyperbole and alliteration are prime examples of figurative devices used by Malcolm X to enhance his emotive language. “God himself must first destroy this evil Western world, the white world…. a wicked world, ruled by a race of devils”. Repeated use of “w” at the beginning of words creates alliteration, which acts as an intensifier for what is being signified. In addition to the use of alliteration in the sentence, hyperbole was also apparent in this sentence by the use of the words “evil”, “wicked” and, in particularly, “devils” when referring to the western world and the white race.
We must remind ourselves that there are two sides to every story. Is Beowulf the hero or just a celebrated killer? The question to be asked is, “Just because we only see the bad qualities in someone, does that make them a monster? All the townspeople have ever known is Grendel kills everyone and destroys everything. All they see is destruction and evil.
The first fight is between Beowulf and Grendel i believe this fight represents vengeance because Grendel is avenging his curse by God to live as a demon for killing his brother Abel. God took revenge on Cain, Grendel took revenge on the people of Heorot, and Beowulf avenged the people of Heorot by defeating Grendel. This revenge and avenging continues with the fight with Grendel’s
Therefore, making the king who protected by God suffer like how he's is his goal, he killed and fed on the King followers to revenge. To sum it up, Beowulf’s an amazing, brave warrior but to conclude the battle between the good and bad in this epic is not realistic and unfair, since Gendel is a tragically misunderstood outcast, who is forced and pushed to the limit of a human to become a evil
The cultural influences of Christianity can be traced to the presence of monsters in Beowulf. The depiction of the monster Grendel is a reflection of demons in Biblical nature. His existence itself “among the banished monsters, Cain’s clan, whom the Creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts” (David and Simpson 44) prove that as Grendel is a descendant of Cain, who killed his own brother Abel, he is an evil figure that stems from a Christian symbol of evil. Nonetheless, as Grendel is a spawn of Cain, Goldsmith argues that the poet wants to show the battle with Grendel “is part of the uncompoundable feud between God’s people and the race of Cain”(Goldsmith). Furthermore, while the battle to defeat Grendel is one to protect home and hearth by banishing evil, it is also an inevitable battle that will be forever connected between Christians and Cain’s offspring.
He was an authoritarian figure that can influence society and order. However, Brutus and Cassius betrayed and murdered Caesar. This act of treason placed both Brutus and Cassius in the mouth of Lucifer along side with Judas, who betrayed Jesus, as stated here, “The black mouth holds the shade of Brutus: writhing, but not a word will he scream; Cassius is the sinewy one on the other side” (299). This scene demonstrates that betraying an authoritarian figure is the same as betraying Jesus himself. This shows that the ordering principle of hell is the severe harm towards the government and society which indirectly harms God's plan for
The theme of the parable is demonstrated through the veil and through Mr. Hooper's actions. Thus the parable of the black veil is the story of betrayal, of a man of God turned antichrist. This cannot be denied for in, the resolution of the plot Hawthorne affirms the dedication of his hero to the old covenant of God , the covenant of irresolution, spiritual cowardice, of glory veiled (Stein, 392). The black veil hides a message of betrayal and a man that changes his original religion to anti-Christianity. The theme of this parable is that the black veil is worn to indicate that all those wearing the black veil have attempted a sin or have dark past.
The First deadly sin "Pride", just like Tom Walker he also ends up in the passage to "Hell." Both selections symbolize the characters as defying Gods will and way, and gave into “The Devil” and “The Tempted.” There greediness came over them and ended up committing unforgivable sins. In Hawthorns imagery in symbolizes how in New England the religious conflict that bestowed Salem people. The
He has managed to make us zombies through his evil world systems. His world systems have eroded our being and the most important thing they have destroyed is our Christian value system. They have taken God away from our minds, and they have fed our minds with their own gods. Consumerism is a cultural weapon against our Christian values. It makes us want to consume everything the world systems are feeding us.
Dark black, red and indigo represent Joseph’s foreseeable wrath and dictatorial behaviour towards religious tenets. The intellectual post-apocalyptic novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham mentions Alan Ervin, a minor character that causes tremendous havoc. Alan follows the rules set for Waknuk, blindly. He believes that the Norm in Waknuk is “The Will of God”. Ervin will harm abnormal people, to uphold his teachings.