Satan makes an impressive speech with a strong leader image. Here, some readers empathize with Satan and blame God for such cruelty. The important thing here is that Satan does not only influences his fallen angels, but also influences the actual reader to agree with him. Arguably, reader does not get this idea until meeting Satan in person. Reader is forced to question his own morals to decide which side here is actually the righteous one.
Having argued that God usurped his authority, denigrated the angels rank in heaven’s hierarchy, and that submitting to God’s law is accepting the yoke of slavery, Satan asserts that God is demanding adoration for his abusive behavior claiming, “…much less for this to be our lord, and look for adoration to the abuse. (5, lines 799-800) Making a final emotional appeal to the angels’ pride, Satan falsely asserts that offering homage to God and accepting eternal servitude is eternal slavery
The philosophic position the Misfit unknowingly gives voice to in rationalizing his actions is that he is a victim of the circumstances happened to him. As mentioned on page 972, the Misfit says, “I never was a bad boy that I remember of.” The Misfit believes he was innocent and still had to serve time in a penitentiary. The atmosphere of the penitentiary was so traumatic that he lost his innocence and turned into a criminal. When the Misfit says that Jesus has thown everything off balance. He means that Jesus forgives the sinner thus the sinner does not feel guilty.
These themes can be seen throughout the story as Mr. Hooper, the main character as a Reverend, punishes himself over a sin that is never revealed. He punishes himself to the utmost ability by blocking himself from the rest of the world, which in turn causes him to lose his social status and soon become a dark and mysterious man. Although society often frowns upon unexplained or uncommon beliefs, one should still be bound to them even if there are those who greatly oppose it, like Reverend Hooper had done in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Even though Mr. Hooper is in a healthy relationship with his wife, he says, “Know, then this veil is a type and a symbol, and I am bound to wear it ever, both in light and darkness, in solitude and before the gaze of multitudes, and as with strangers, so with my familiar friends. No mortal eye will see it withdrawn.
You would’ve reacted the same exact way if you were in the same situation, time, body, mental state, and shared the same fate. In Act 5, When Faustus told his scholars about his misery, the First, Second, and Third Scholar told Faustus to, “Yet, Faustus, call on God.” (5.2.27). Faustus still doesn’t call on God, and then asks his students to pray for him, since he is scared of the devil, but isn’t he supposed to be scared of God and how he’ll torture him after death? Why would he choose to lose his current life and the afterlife when he has that one last chance to repent? He is not capable of understanding that God can actually forgive him, but that is what was written for Faustus, by
According to Plutarch, an ancient philosopher, said, "The wicked do not need the punishment of God or man, because his corrupt and tormented life is a continuous punishment for them.” This phrase shows how although in some part of the life of Faustus he has everything, at the end he lost everything. When Faustus understand that his contract was about to end, he lives his last days with a lot of fear of what could happen. Faustus ignores God to have a life full of gratuities, fear, and power. Of course, he got it, but he regrets at the end because he ignores God and his punishment was a perpetual life in the
The groupthink article states,“ Group members rationalize any resistance to the assumptions they have made no matter how strongly the evidence may contradict their basic assumptions, members behave so as to reinforce those assumptions continually.” Telling people they deserve to die is justifiable because the bible says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.” Physically harming and verbally harming other American’s is okay because of personal views. Slamming God is okay because there is no evidence he is real. Both heterosexuals and homosexuals justify horrific actions because of their believes and assumptions. Bringing down others because of a personal bubble, instead of keeping thoughts intact and considering where the other is coming from. America becomes divided, but they also
Jude only came to believe that Jesus was the Son of God after His Ascension, his lack of faith during Jesus’ ministry leaves to show how he was still ignorant and in need of the Spirit’s enlightenment. As for Peter, he was impulsive and often let his emotions get the best of him. One example would be when he refused to accept Jesus’ prediction of His death and earned himself a stern rebuke from the Lord. Another would be when he denied having known Christ out of fear (John 18:17). The truly inspiring part of their story is that God chose to overlook these weaknesses, and through His amazing grace, He used them just as they were for His
Hawthorne chose him to demonstrate a moral throughout the story that sin is not the final verdict and Dimmesdale lives his life trying to fulfill this thought. Dimmesdale is taken along a treacherous path of emotional events and physical punishments which suck the life from his body and soul. Consequently, Dimmesdale cannot choose to live a life free from his sin and folds to become the prisoner of the sin which eventually leads to his death. Conclusively, throughout The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale is seen to be a man of evil, but after extensive research Hawthorne is shown to use Dimmesdale to teach a moral lesson through the effects of sin in order to show the crime is not just a physical experience, but also a mental journey, in which provides a chain of events that are moldable for future
It’s easy to notice that Pi is hesitating, he is afraid to tell the truth. All his saying to Mr. Chiba and Mr. Okamoto before is about the animal, the imaginary version of the truth. Pi clearly knows, if he tells the truth, the two guys in front of him, the father waiting in the church, the pandit, the imam will be disappointed about Pi’s killing, anger and fear. Seriously, he will be banned in all three religions and Pi betrays them and he will never be the follower of any of them. Pi used to be a good prayer, he was kind to people, he loved animals and all living things.