In Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart, Poe writes about how his characters are driven to commit murder and how their guilt eats them alive. The dark plots used is his writings exemplify the threshold of the unknown through the way that individuals are viewed as evil. All of his writings have some sort of violence that is driven by supernatural occurrences. The man in The Tell-Tale Heart has an eye that is scary and seen as potential evil that drives the narrator crazy and eventually causes murder.
As written by Arthur Miller, “the Devil [works] again (...) just as he [works] within the Slav who is shocked at (...) a woman’s disrobing herself in a burlesque show. Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology”. The Devil “gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten,” which displays the control he holds over the society in that he can lure in a pure soul, but frighten one as well
Claudius is a perfect example of greed. He killed the king in order to obtain the throne. As it said in the book ¨murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.¨ Claudius was greedy and wanted what his brother had. Instead of
Pedro Páramo offered this greedy man a small property in order for him to pretend to be a revolutionary to keep off the real revolutionaries off his land. Damasio acquired the land he desired, but lost his morality along the way: he became corrupt.
The Pardoner’s Tale talks about a story which three young man steal florins together, but they killed each other because all of them don’t want to share the florin with each other (The Wife of Bath’s Tale). This story tells us greedy is evil thing. When treating other, we shouldn’t be avaricious. This story used lots of imagery to describe some scene fabulously. The Wife of Bath’s Tale is about a knight.
In the Inferno, Dante describes the different levels of hell and the punishment which corresponds to the sin. Dante categorize hell into three major sins consisting of incontinence, violence, and fraudulent. Fraudulent is portrayed as the worse sin in the Inferno while incontinence is seen as a less serious sin. Each category has sinners which have all been punished for their wrong doings in life. The three major sins consist of circles where Dante separates the different sinners.
Dante’s Inferno is about a man name Dante Alighieri that goes thru the nine circles of hell. Each circle represents a sin(s) that you have committed and you’ll have to repent for them before your soul completely passes on. Limbo, the first circle of hell is for non-Christians and unbaptized pagans that reserve punishment from within entity of this circle from heaven’s inferno. Lust, the second circle of hell is for the people who are filled with nothing but lust, which means all they want is sexual pleasure, and they are punished by strong winds that violently push them back and forward. It is also one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
“The Pardoner’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer, the three rioters originally planned to travel to kill Death. After traveling less than half a mile, The three rioters met a poor, old man; the old man told them where they could find Death. The three rioters followed his directions and found not Death but a pot of gold coins under a tree. After, discovering the gold coins, they secretly plotted to kill each other, hoping to keep the treasure to only himself. Because of this, the role of the gold coins acted as the source and main cause of their death.
They turned away from God and turned toward stone gods, even to the Devil himself for help. This compares with the time. Being a Christian in a paganist time would be hard and trying on one’s faith. The Devil could use this to his advantage and try to cause one to lose their faith, to turn away from God, just as the people of Herot
Lennie does many bad things that lead to his death. Before the novel starts it talks about how Lennie frightened a woman so they got ran out of Weed “They run us out of Weed”, (Steinbeck 91). This leads to many more mistakes that Lennie makes which affects
46-49). Dante the author once again uses imagery reminds us of the terror of hell as Dante the character enters a new bolgia. He uses the Christian values to to judge people for what they did against God’s will as it says in the values. He emphasises the punishments such as this one to create this atmosphere. Dante often punishes the sinners according to what they did.
The Seven Deadly Sins are always a theme in which many things can relate to: lust, greed, sloth, envy, pride, wrath, and gluttony. Some books are quite easy to relate, while others have a harder time finding connections. Four books can relate to four of the seven deadly sins very easily. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, can relate to lust, Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare, relates to envy, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, relates to pride, and finally Night, by Elie Wiesel, relates to wrath. The Great Gatsby relates to the deadly sin of lust on more than one occasion.
Hamlet, a play written by William Shakespeare seems to site the ancient theory of the seven deadly sins, many times. The seven deadly sins are aspects of human character that are believed to ultimately lead to the destruction of the human race. In Hamlet, wrath is the sin most used within the most characters. One of the most obvious example is the uncle of Hamlet, Claudius. Claudius is a prime example of wrath, performing actions such as killing his brother, and ultimately causing the death of almost everyone he held closest.
Aaron Davis January 18, 2017 English-11 Ms. Metzker The Devil and Tom Walker The overall theme of this story is greed. The narrator uses the description of the swamp and other things to suggest this theme and establish the tone for the story. The devil, in the story, guards the treasure not to protect it, but to use it in tempting people to live lives of sin and mainly greed.