When Satan returns eight days later, he faces the penultimate challenge, corrupting man, but more significantly, he faces himself, “the Evil One abstracted stood / From his own evil, and for the time remained / Stupidly good, of enmity disarmed, / Of guile, of hate, of envy, of revenge” (9.463-466). For a moment, Satan is faced with a spark of goodness, but true to himself and his mission, evil prevails. Satan goes on to complete his quest, corrupting humanity, exacting his revenge on God, and returns to hell a hero. Upon his return, Sin greets Satan, “thy virtue hath one / What thy hands builded not, thy wisdom gained / With odds what war hath lost, and fully avenged / Our foil in Heav’n” (10.372-375). Satan fulfilled his destiny, but, alas, as any tragic hero, Satan was doomed to fail, “he stood, expecting / Their universal shout and high applause / To fill his ear, when contrary he hears / … A dismal universal hiss, the sound / Of public scorn” (10.504-509).
Such is the attraction of power; he knows that those who sign over their souls will do so regardless of their consequences. When the Old Man persuades Faustus to repent, Mephistophilis threatens Faustus by saying, “Thou traitor, Faustus. I [Mephistophilis] arrest thy [Faustus] soul For disobedience to my [Mephistophilis] sovereign lord [Lucifer]; Revolt, or I’ll inpiecemeal tear thy [Faustus] flesh” (Marlowe 51). Maurice A. Hunt suggests that when the “Old Man tried... to save his [Faustus’s] soul,” Mephistophilis threatened Faustus, which leads to Faustus “collapsed in fear of the devil’s
In the story, Grendel attacks the city and demolishes thirty soldiers who lay happily asleep. 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.
The ghost of his father informs him that he is going to suffer from the tormenting flames of hell because of his sins. By this line, the ghost notify Hamlet that he is in purgatory. Hamlet says, “My hour is almost come / When I to sulf’rous and tormenting flames / Must render up myself.”/ “ doomed for a certain term to walk the night / And for the day confined to fast in fires...”, Because of which Hamlet is also longing to send Claudius in the hell by killing him while he is doing any sin, so that he should not get opportunity to confess his sin to the god . As he informs in the lines, “ and so he goes to heaven /And so am i revenged that would be scanned:/A villain kills my father, and for that,/I his sole son, do this same villain send/ To heaven”./And am i then revenged/ To take him in the purging of his soul,/When he is fit and seasoned for his passage ? …”/“When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage,/Or in th’ incestuous pleasure if his bed,/At game, a swearing, or about some act/That has no relish of salvation in’t /Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven…”/“As hell, whereto it goes...”/.
He commits himself to the long journey that it will take to travel back to Heaven and hopefully gain revenge against God, who outcast him down to the depths of Hell. Many critics downplay the simple fact that Satan decided to set out on this epic journey, and discussions often arise about “when readers are so conscious of Satan’s absurdities that they forget his cunning and his power” (Steadman 253). Readers are so caught up in their past teaching and beliefs that Satan is inherently evil that they forget all of the basic traits of an epic hero that he legitimately
The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster. Shakespeare also uses Othello’s death to portray the theme of the power of vengeance. The idea that Desdemona would betray him hurt him deeply, but once Othello realizes he has killed her in vain he cannot live with the pain. After Othello’s death Cassio reminds bystanders that Othello is “full of heart” meaning he embodies love and kindness (V.ii. 776).
The writer of the book title, Peace Maker records, “Trusting God does not mean that we will never have questions, doubts, or fears. Trusting God means that despite our questions, doubts, and fears we draw on his grace and continue to believe that he is loving, that he is in control, and that he is always working for our good.” In other word, people of God must trust God even when it does not feel good. Furthermore, people of God must find internal peace. Internal peace is a sense wholeness, contentment, tranquility, order, rest, and security. Genuine internal peace cannot be directly obtained through our own efforts; it is a gift that God gives only to those who believes in his Son and obey his commands, (1 John 3:21-24,
Phenomenon of evil in the human heart Evil is a sin, it is a force in nature that presides over, and gives rise to wickedness and corruption. Some may think of evil as a separation from God and usually can be personified by the form of Satan. Phenomenon of evil can exist in many forms that can be hidden within ourselves and others. In the short story "Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hawthorne writes about a man whose faith cannot save him from the evil that lies around him and others. In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world.
In Faust, the protagonist with an identical name to its’ title, is extremely discontent with his life. The devil, Mephisto, decides to take advantage of the situation and tries to make an offer; he will serve Faust on Earth, in return for his soul in the afterlife. Even though Pygmalion isn’t a religious work as a whole, the audience in the 1910s certainly was religious. Eliza’s position, and indirectly the position of women in the Edwardian era, is closely related to Faust’s situation. Shaw describes that Higgins is “tempting the girl”, exactly like Mephisto tempted Faust.
The scarlet letter symbolizes Hester’s sin which affects the character developments of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth. Dimmesdale demonstrates his guild when he yells “Had I one friend- or were it my worst enemy!” (Hawthorne 200). Dimmesdale is not satisfied with himself and perceives himself as his worst enemy. Through his words, it portrays his guilt due to the fact that the town perceives him as an angel while he knows that he is a sinner and can not deal with it. Hester Prynne also affects Chillingworth because “That old man’s revenge has been blacker than my sin.” (Hawthorne 203).