Rumrich Argues that even though very little is written about chaos , it is very important to look for chaos in “Paradise lost”. Chaos is introduced in this poem when we see Satan and his fellow rebel angels chained to a lake of fire in Hell . Satan in Paradise Lost embodies chaos , his goal is to corrupt God’s new creation , humankind. As Rumrich explains “Chaos expresses interest in the destruction of created order . And yet , accepting the alliance of Chaos and Satan face value raises problems .”
Since the first fall of Adam and Eve the human race has been afflicted with sin. And this sin came from idolizing knowledge in an apple. An idol is always the root and the cause of sin. Idols are anything that gets in the way of our journey towards heaven and our praise of God. For this reason God made the first of his commandments against idolatry.
The creature went on to terrorize Victor’s family and life by killing William and blaming Justine. “Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be they Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel. Whom thou drive from joy for no misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded…” (87) The monster compares himself to devil.
This symbolizes when a Christian loves God, he will be attacked by Satan. Satan will try every way that he can to divert you away from God, and that is exactly what Grendel did as well. “And sometimes they made vows to the old stone gods, made heathen vows, hoping for Hell’s support, the Devil’s guidance in driving their affliction off.” (Lines 90-93). These lines let us know that evil did prevail over these people.
Harry Potter shares similarities with the stories in the Bible in regards to themes, narratives and characteristics. A few examples would be: The persecutions of the “chosen ones”: Harry Potter’s beginning is similar to that of Jesus and Moses, as they all share the “saved-saviour”-myth: Forecasts have prophesied that they will, in some way, save the people, wherefore the person in charge feared to loose their power – making them try to kill them: When King Herod hears about the Three Wise Men who are on their way to find the new born king of the Jews, Jesus, he decides to kill every boy to the age of two, out of fear that the baby will rob him of his powers. The Pharaoh in Egypt, threatened by a potential revolt against his authority by his
From a Christians point of view, we were all born into sin. The Bible says “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me”. (The Holy Bible, Psalm 51:5) The author of Psalm is that we are all by nature children of wrath only because we are all born sinners. The Bible explains that “God did not create the human race sinful, but upright.”
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.
Only after he is repeatedly rejected does the creature become violent and decides to seek revenge” (Mellor 106). This creation story is made obvious from the commencement with the epigraph from John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667), which starts the novel • In an effort to promote his capability for human interface and thus describe his place in the social order, the individual in Frankenstein ducats himself on principles and immorality. “I read of men concerned in public affairs, governing or massacring their species. I felt the greatest ardor for virtue rise within me, and abhorrence for vice, as far as I understood the signification of those terms, relative as they were, as I applied them, to pleasure and pain alone”(125).
But, due to their unbelief they were cut off so that God could provoke them to jealousy. Instead, gentiles (referred to in this passage as the wild olives) were grafted in to draw from the rich nutrients of the Abrahamic covenant. Hence, the Apostle Paul assured the believing Galatians, “And if ye [be] Christ’s (by your faith in His redemptive work of the cross), then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29; Author’s
Frankenstein creates the murderer of
When the Puritans massacred the Pequot, they claimed that they were fulfilling God’s wishes for the evil. In the Bible, it stated that anyone who worshipped the devil, which is who the Puritans believed that Pequot worshipped, deserved the most painful death. The Puritans believed that their actions through the massacre were absolutely necessary and the Pequot tribe deserved to suffer. The real reason behind the massacre was that the Puritans believed they owned complete rights to the land and they were getting tired of having to trade for goods on the land they had ‘discovered.’ The Puritans had a different view of how the land should be controlled and wanted it all for themselves.
God in the Old Testament is perceived in many ways, from violent to loving, to unjust and fair-minded. David Lamb and Richard Dawkins both explain contradicting perceptions of God. Dawkins’ quote from, “The God Delusion” gives off a negative tone of God’s image. Dawkins uses words such as: misogynistic, megalomaniacal, and a capriciously malevolent bully.” While Lamb applauds Dawkins’ attempt to bring the issues up to the surface, Lamb believes that Dawkins exaggerates the negative side of God.