Greed, lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Ever since the Middle Ages the Roman Catholic Church has portrayed flaws within humanity as the seven deadly sins. While this concept isn’t new, sins represent how evil can come in many different forms. True evil comes from within and is defined by an action committed with disregard for other living beings; or in other words self-interest. Self-interest is something all humans are born with and often synonymous to the seven deadly sins.
Both Blanche's family and Belle Reve represent her dream to indulge in a sophisticated, high class, and luxurious life. When all of Blanche’s family dies and Stella leaves, Blanche loses the first piece of her “beautiful dream.” She no longer has the money to support herself, since her educational career provides insufficient funds. After the tragic loss of her husband, Blanche loses Belle Reve and loses her job, symbolizing that her “beautiful dream” has been fully crushed and the only remnants of her dream are the lies she feeds herself. This fall of social class leads Blanche to carry a tone of classism. She constantly refers to Stanley as a Polack, and reprimands Stella because she chooses to “hang back with the brutes,” when she, in reality, has a lower economic status than either of them.
An infamous women by the name Hester Prynne committed the outrageous crime of adultery. For the perpetrated offense she must wear a symbol of shame, the scarlet letter. Another bears the same sin but on the inside hiding it from the world, Hester’s new lover, the minister of the town
At this point in the book the Walls family moved to Welch because they were out of money, and needed a change of scenery. Another reason was so Rex’s mom could keep him on track after he got really drunk one night and created a mess. Welch was a place of poverty and known for the biggest municipal parking lot, that’s all. Turns out, Rex was barely sobre since they came to Welch. There were a few things that were shown of Erma, Rex’s mom.
When it comes to sin there will always be harsh consequences, that will show in time. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne there is many examples of how the action of sinning will lead to consequences. The Scarlet letter is about a women, Hester, Cheated on her husband Chillingworth, with the town preacher Dimmsdale. As a result of the affair Hester became pregnant with Pearl. Hester was publically shamed and had to wear a Scarlet Letter because of her sin, Dimmesdale identity was hidden and it tortured him inside and this led to his slow painful death.
In Dante’s Inferno, there are several allusions referring to people who are famous for their lustful sins. The sinners in the Carnal are tossed and whirled by the winds. They are helpless in the tempests of passion. This canto also begins by descriptions of the circle and those who devoted to the sins of incontinence and lust: the sins of the appetite for skin, the sins of passion, and the sins of self-indulgence. People like Semiramis and Ninus are also known for their lustful sins.
The seven deadly sins is a part of human ethics that has been used for thousands of years to educate and instruct people concerning humanity’s tendency to sin, or to do wrong. The sins are Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Laziness, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. In And Then There Were None, each character on the island was guilty for committing at least one of the seven deadly sins. Some of them are minor such as pride. Others were dangerous and life-threatening which includes wrath and pride.
Moreover, Jeannette feels the most guilt and shame as an adult. Once she moves to New York and reinvents herself, she tries to forget her old life. No one knows who Jeannette truly is and what her life was like before. Firstly, she feels shame from her parents lifestyle and does not want her acquaintances to find out about the way her parents live. “It had been months since I laid eyes on Mom, and when she looked up, I was overcome with panic that she'd see me and call out my name, and that someone on the way to the part would spot us together and Mom would introduce herself and my secret would be out” (The Glass Castle 3).
“I could’ve been in the movies I could’ve been a star”(88-89) she said this regretfully. While talking to Lennie she told him that she did not really like Curley she only married him to prove something to her mother. Curley’s wife is always so lonely because Curley is never around. Most people on the ranch think that she is tart, but I think she is just looking for someone to have a good conversation with and wants A friend because she is the woman on the ranch. Next, Candy is a very lonely person such as the people in the nursing home with no family.
What he's father did to her mother caused he to have no trust in her own husband. Their daughter also suffered as she “bunches over as she walks… her posture and the concentrated way she gazes down suggest that she's a girl who believes she has a problem” (Yarbrough 642). It is hinted that she might have been thinking about hearing gossip, which might be the gossip of the town about her family. As for what “The Rest of Her Life” has in common with “Caviar” by , there doesn’t seem to be all that much. The only real thing that they have in common is the fact that both stories involve a husband cheating on his wife.
“This says you got 98 out of 200,” his mom quietly said. You could tell it killed her to tell him. “So I failed, and can’t get into a college?” he said fighting back his tears. He looked up to try to stop the tears from flowing, but it didn’t work. He was a wreck his mom was to saddened to see him like this.