Virgil is a metaphor of Jesus who comes to rescue us from the dark place of sin and damnation to a life of victory in him. God was moved with compassion for mankind and sent his son Jesus to die for the sins of the world. Contrary to the way the world views heroism Dante displays heroic behavior when he realized that despite his own sense of unworthiness he needed God to be victorious. The Christian view of heroism is unlike the classical view because a depend totally on God to deliver and rescue us from our circumstances and sin. The Bible says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23, New International Version).” Dante’s expression is that despite our sinful ways God is willing and able to deliver us.
Although they were both christian puritans, John Eliots views were thatit was his civic duty to help the Indians by forcing his religion upon them, while Roger Williams though it was his civic duty to help the Indians get religious liberty. An example of Eliot forcing his religion on the Indians is seen when Governor John Endecott came away from the Natick settlement where John Eliot worked with the Indians amazed, he said “The Foundation is laid, and one that I verily beleeve the gates of Hell shall never prevaile against…. I could hardly refrain tears from very joy to see their diligent attention to the word first taught by one of the indians, who before his Exercise prayed…. With such reverence, zeale, good affection, and distinct utterance, that I could not but admire(Jarvis 57).” This shows Eliot forced his religion upon the Indians because they were
Character Sketch on “The Robe” In the story “The Robe” by Lloyd C. Douglas, Marcellus Lucan Gallio, a Roman Tribune, who has done his public duty carries out the Crucifixion of Christ and wins Christ’s garment in a game of dice. Marcellus has abandoned the worship of Gods, unlike his noble servant, Demetrius, who desire to keep the Robe, felt his enslavement to Marcellus is a participation in the destruction of Jesus and escapes with the Robe. As the story progresses, Marcellus guilt at the role he played in Christ’s Crucifixion has been troubling him, he then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene’s robe. Over time, Marcellus quest reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set in a spiritual longing and ultimate redemption. Throughout the story, Marcellus proves himself to be determined, courageous and self-sacrificing.
He juxtaposes alternatives to the previously mentioned and dreaded scenarios and punishments. Contrarily, he states “[Christ] stands in the door calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners” (129). Bringing upon the common idea of God’s acceptance, Edwards appeals to ethos in his final paragraph inserting cheerful thoughts. He establishes juxtaposition, comparing “sins in his own blood, and … hope of the glory of God” (129). Comparing the Devil-like blood with sins sparking the capable ability to reach the hope of God brings a sense of chance and possibility to the audience.
However, God says something different about pursuing vengeance. He tells us to leave the vengeance to God and do not take revenge. Dantes’ perception of justice contradicts God’s commands while Dantes claims that he is an agent of God’s justice. Dantes begins to seek revenge after he has been imprisoned in the Chateau d 'If, as he turned to God and began to think about what his
He finally discovers that his refusal to see past his own opinion is his downfall. He punished Antigone and mocked those who questioned his law, including his trusted prophet, Teiresias. The prophet clearly warned him, “You shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh.” (scene 5 line 77-80). He would pay for his crime against the laws of the gods. “The one in the grave before her death, the other, dead, denied the grave.
As Beatrice begins to answer the inquiries revolving in Dante’s mind, she confidently presents her view of the incarnation by initially stating, “The words I speak will bring the gift of a great truth in reach.”(Dante, Paradiso, Cantos VII, 23). Beatrice believes there is nothing more necessary than the incarnation of Christ, establishing a link between the crucifixion and the original sin committed by Adam. Dante is blatantly unsettled with his thoughts regarding the crucifixion of Jesus, noticed by the strong willed Beatrice. She then exclaims, “The question that perplexes you is how just vengeance can deserve just punishment”(Dante, Paradiso, Cantos VII, 20). She continues with her argument by addressing the fact that both the trespassing of the forbidden fruit tree and the crucifixion of Jesus occured at noon, making it evident the incarnation was indeed just and meant to be.
He is exceptionally passionate about his beloved Rome, trumping his love for Caesar. As another example of his allegiance, Brutus says, “Brutus had rather be a villager/ Than to repute himself a son of Rome/ Under these hard conditions as this time.” (1.2.181-183) In essence, this quote implies that the depths of Brutus’ loyalty for Rome is fathomless enough to make him utterly selfless and give up his power for the sake of Rome. His righteous philosophy has strengthened his loyalty to his country, developing his selflessness. Unfortunately, Cassius uses Brutus’ altruistic characteristic and devout loyalty against him by sending fake letters with concerns regarding the crowning of Caesar for Brutus to read and be persuaded to join the conspirators. Cassius’ manipulation of Brutus serves as an example of how Shakespeare
It is an event that one makes a choice to believe, and trust that opens the eternal communication between the sinful creation, and the perfect creator, “Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now? Let's review what this commitment involves: (1) I acknowledge I am a sinner in need of a Savior - this is to repent or turn away from sin. (2) I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead - this is to trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for my sins. (3) I confess Jesus as my Lord and my God - this is to surrender control of my life to Jesus. (4) I receive Jesus as my Savior forever - this is to accept that God has done for me and in me what He promised.
Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety. He did what others would dare to never do, kill the king to save Rome. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus has the more effective speech because he is more persuasive with motive, pathos, and character trait; he provides a powerful speech that is more loyal and humbling to the country of Rome. The literary term motive, applies to the reason a character does something, and Brutus and Marc Antony both show motive in their speeches. For instance, Marc Antony’s motive for refusing to read Julius Caesar’s will is to avoid