God wants His followers to help the poor, to give and not receive. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” –Charles Dickens. God commands us to be friendly to everyone, even our enemies. Orphans and widows need to be looked after too. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” –James 1:27.
He does this because he was very poor before he became a successful writer, and empathizes with them. Dickens idealizes people in the lower classes, such as Defarge. When writing about these two characters, Dickens portrays him as a likable and moral person. For example, when Gaspard was grieving over the peasant boy’s death, Marquis was very insensitive, but Defarge comforted the mourning man. “I know all, I know all.
Harker discovers Dracula’s enthusiasm about England, apart from significant business interests: “The books were of the most varied kind, history, geography, politics, political economy, botany, geology, law, all relating to England and English life and customs and manners.”(Stoker 22). He speaks German and “excellent English, but with a strange intonation.” (Stoker 17). Stoker conveys that foreigners seem as enthusiastic about England as England is about other countries. They feared that the colonised countries would use the gained knowledge against them. Eastern Europe is aware of multiple nations and is proud of it, as Dracula explains, he is a proud Szekely in whose “veins flows the blood of many brave races.” (Stoker 33).
Being merciful is showing God’s dealings with mankind and is a quality of God. Bertilak refers Gawain to being a knight worthy and has no equal. Bertilak exclaims that he was sent on this task to find Gawain and see what he is about. The revelation after the Bertilak spares Gawain’s life and knowing about the girdle all along leads Gawain to truly embrace his flaws and humility for the first time and in so doing to find atonement and a more stable base for Christian behavior than the rule-based chivalry of Arthur’s court. “Sir Gawain And The Green Knight” shows Christian ideas and shows behavior towards everyone.
Once again addressing a general audience Adler uses relaxed language so the reader understands the biography completely along with getting across the point the Lincolns life experiences led to the Gettysburg address. The author emphasizes the difficult times of Lincolns life assuming this will appeal to the readers’ sensitive side. Although Lincoln did have a rough life having to earn everything he had the author takes a bias point of view making Lincoln’s life seem like a sad soap opera while it all led him to deliver his most influential work the Gettysburg
Although Henry attacks the morality of humanity he still has hope that the citizens will somehow change their immoral ways. There is hope in humanity indeed, as Henry David Thoreau still believes. He gave this speech to show his compassion towards Slavery and to wake up the morality of the citizens of Massachusetts and to worry about their town instead of worrying someone else
When addressing the difference between just and unjust laws for the clergymen Martin Luther King Jr. stated, A just law is man-made code that squares with the mora law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. King distinguishes between just and unjust laws by explaining the difference between them; he explains the moral affect each one has, the unfair way the majority used unjust laws, and the reason breaking unjust laws is okay. Now then, King uses morality to help explain the difference between just and unjust laws.
Beowulf is an example of an epic poem written in Middle English during the Anglo-Saxon period. Beowulf was speculatively transcribed by two Christian monks who are thought to have added Christian elements into the original pagan tale. The basis of Beowulf is a heroic character goes and extricates a kingdom plagued by an evil creature. The significance of Beowulf is that the tale demonstrates medieval warrior culture from Europe. Beowulf has very apparent Christian influences that are very noticeable with even in the first few pages of the poem.
Do you believe in an afterlife or being resurrected? In A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, the setting takes place in both Paris and London in the years of 1775-1792. In that time frame, the french revolution developed. Paris was the center of the revolution; while London was a peaceful city. One of the themes of Dickens’ novel is death and resurrection.
To answer this, one would have to go back into history and discover the acceptance of Christianity amongst the Anglo-Saxons. According to history, Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons kingdoms began in AD 597 and was introduced by the first Archbishop of Canterburry, Augustine in 597AD. He had officially baptized the first Christian Anglo-Saxon King, Ethelberht of Kent in 601 and so considering the estimated date of Beowulf being first written somewhere between 700 and 750 AD, one can safely assume that the religion was very much part of the Anglo-Saxon culture. Famous critic and translator of Beowulf, J.R.R Tolkien says Beowufl is more like a long, lyrical clergy than an epic. He also suggests that the poem reflects the preChristian past [Tolkein, 1936]3.
(Genesis 1:26-30). Just like Adam we are all capable of doing God’s will but we must also live by faith and obedience and I think that’s our purpose (Genesis 2:15, 17). The Question of Morality- I believe to measure your ability to balance their “right and wrong” a person must have morals to act and live by. For instance don’t be fooled by people who doesn’t have your best interest at heart because they bad habits or judgment can put you in an uncompromising situation that could reflect on you badly (1 Corinthians 15:33). I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness.