Therefore, Faustus proves that not trusting in and straying away from God can corrupt the mind and behavior, which influences Christians to take up sinful ways. Faustus first uses scriptures to justify his reasons for resorting to black magic because he has become arrogant and feels that his Doctorate in Divinity is not enough anymore. He bends scripture and says, “The reward of sin is death,” (I, i, 40), and so he makes the reader believe that his human nature makes him sin and that he is to die anyway, so he might as well sin. He says, “‘If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.’ Why then, belike, we must sin, and so consequently die” (I, i, 42-45). He is making the point again that he is human and that he has fleshly desires, so he might as well do whatever he pleases because he will die anyway.
To begin, this paper will start with the similarities. Satan and man both disobeyed God. Satan’s defiance was brought up by his jealousy of Jesus and his desire to equal God. His defiance is shown in lines 36-40, “...what time his pride / Had cast him out from Heaven.” Satan resented God and planned to ruin mankind. He deceived Adam and Eve out of envy and his want for revenge, which led to their disobedience.
The suffering may be moral or physical; and in my opinion it is just as absurd to call a man a coward who destroys himself, as to call a man a coward who dies of a malignant fever. "( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) The meaning is moral pain is same as physical pain, and when someone suffers a lot of moral pain, he can not live too. Except love, Werther is pessimistic when he faces other problems. He signs: “That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling. When I consider the narrow limits within which our active and inquiring faculties are confined; when I see how all our energies are wasted in providing for mere necessities, which again have no further end than to prolong a wretched existence.”( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) When he does not meet Charlotte, he always writes pessimistic things in the letter.
Things rank and gross in nature” (Shakespeare I.ii). In Hamlet’s most famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy , Hamlets reveals that he is contemplated suicide. However he is stopped not only by the thought of revenge but because of the fixed law that one cannot commit suicide to enter the gates of heaven. He wishes God had not created the law against suicide just so that he could end his life and still go to heaven. Here, Shakespeare not only uses God but also the laws created by Him to represent Hamlet’s supergo in the sense that it represents Hamlet’s conscience telling him that while suicide may seem like the best option
No one truly knows the purpose of life, why there is death and suffering. The purpose of life has many meaning and is different for everyone. Good people tend to suffer more because others get jealous and use violence to end the good. In the poems, “Antigone” and, “Prometheus Bound”,and the book, “Gospel of Matthew”, express why the good people suffer and what the purpose of life really is. The poem “Antigone” shows how the good people are suffering and the purpose of life.
Sonnet “XIV” (Holy Sonnet 14) John Donne’s poem “Sonnet XIV” delves into the speaker’s relationship with God and his enemy, Satan. Donne’s resolves the conflict of an overcrowded relationship through Paradox. Donne mainly relies on Paradox to convey the speaker asking God to be free from the enemy and sin. The Form of John Donne’s poem “Sonnet XIV,” is a source of tension. When conflicting elements resist one another tension is produced.
Lear contemplates the miserable state of Edgar (disguised as Tom) whose poverty and nakedness reflect how gods are cruel and unjust to them. Again he asks heavens to be more just with them: "…O, I have ta 'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them, And show the heavens more just." (III.vi.32-41). In fact, King Lear did not really think about the plight of homelessness.
Therefore, he should not be having amorous feelings for a woman. In this sense, shame is the suffering he feels with the realization of his sins. He links his errors to God by using “fruit of shame” as a metaphor for his sins.” 3. Restate your thesis in a different way. In Sonnet 1, Petrarch portrays the pain inflicted in him by shame.
Jonathan Edwards in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” focus on how God punish the ones that doesn’t follow him. He talks mostly about the rage of God and how he is going to manifest when people go to hell. The poem is based on how God punish the sinners. What I infer that is Edwards’s purpose is that he wants us to change our acts and believes because there is an opportunitty of being saves from hell. We are at the edge of a line, and we can only be rescued by God.
Therefore the reality dawns upon him that God is the heavenly joy of human limitations and devil, the appetite of human aspirations. But his tragic dilemma is as to whether he be content with the humanly limiting bliss or contend tragically with the magnificence of human possibility, is what is to be talked of. The tragic dilemma is all the more tormenting for there is no truly human resolution of this dilemma. God calls upon him to return to Him but the devil manipulates him to retain his contractual bond with