Through his work, specifically “The Balek Scales,” Böll garnered a “solid reputation as ‘the good German’ who unambiguously criticised fascism,” (Reid). For example, Böll depicts the Baleks as an austere ruling family who exploit the commoners for their own benefit. Their policies were incontrovertible and suppressive in nature, such as the scales they used to manipulate the hard work of their people, (Böll). “No one was permitted to have scales in the house. The law was so ancient that nobody gave a thought as to when and how it had arisen, and it had to be obeyed.” (Böll) These statements are clear representations of how passionately Böll despised the fascist German government.
I stress the immanent part because Chesterton emphasizes the Incarnation and its importance. Like his theology, G.K. believed that God was searching for man and actively working to restore all of creation to its original beauty. God had originally chosen the Jews to be a light for a dark world. Then, He entered into the confusion and chaos of the human condition, took on the forces of evil, and was killed on a cross. However, He conquered death and showed that the world had been defeated.
Beowulf is an archetype of epic literatures thematics. The author (Unknown) of this poem describes the adversary of our hero, as a “a fiend out of hell, began to work his evil in the world” (99-101). Grendel is a monster who represents evil; the author references the Bible when he relates this monster as a descendant of Cain. The poem continues to describe the monstrous Grendel as a shadow-stalker, brutal and bloody backed. The savior of the story finally enters the picture and says “"I had a fixed purpose when I put to sea… And I shall fulfill that purpose, prove myself with a proud deed or meet my death here in the mead-hall" (632-638).
creation of the natural order Satan became vain about his beauty and position and his heart became rebellious against God Apparently he was able to secure a considerable following among the angels resulting in their expulsion from Heaven Since that day Satan devotes himself to opposing the work of God in every way possible and to attempting to destroy all of the good that God has created in the natural order He lucifer is allowed to continue this way for a period but will ultimately be confined to Hell for eternity so Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers against the authorities against the cosmic powers over this present
The poem itself is a patriotic ballad keeping up with the tradition of the time. The poem delivers a strong message, it gives us the impression that war is glorious and noble. Alliteration and sound devices are used to recreate the sound of the battle, including the sound of horses and guns. The author used them to make a flow in his poem and to make sure that the reader can imagine the poem by the repetition of words “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward.” Tennyson frequently repeats this phrase along with others like, six hundred and flashed, that suggest the theme of waste and endless war, it also creates a feeling of doom. Yet, the tone is somehow serious and formal.
He deceived Adam and Eve out of envy and his want for revenge, which led to their disobedience. With man, Adam and Eve broke God’s one rule: do not eat from the Tree of Knowledge. Their disobedience is shown in lines 1-3, “...man’s first disobedience, and the fruit of that forbidden tree… / Brought death into the world.” This led to their fall from Eden and they knew death, sin, and suffering for their punishment. However, Satan and man have other similarities between them.
Similar to a pagan or Greek god, the omniscient Equus calls for humankind’s return to nature through the form of any individual horse. Where Frank was an atheist, Dora was a fervent Christian who taught Alan that Jesus was crucified due to the sins of mankind; in this moment, the theme of suffering for meaningful worship manifests in Alan’s obsessive love for Equus. To become a worthy adherent, Alan actively inflicts suffering on himself in the name of Equus. One night, Frank discovers Alan flagellating himself with a coat hanger, yet Frank cannot confront his son and leaves Alan feeling embarrassed (I 13 47). Knowing that Frank and Dora and the greater society would shame his worship of Equus, Alan hides his inner conflict and only freely expresses his religion once every three weeks at the stables—his temple.
Despite a long history of blood libels against the Jewish community, the contradictions a ritual murder has with Jewish Law is plentiful. The first, and most obvious, contradiction is with the ten commandments of which the fifth commandment is “you shall not murder” (New English Translation, Exodus 20:13). Another example is the story of the Binding of Isaac, in which Abraham is commanded by God to sacrifice his son to test his loyalty, only to have God stop him at the last minute. The story helps derive the Jewish belief that human sacrifice is an evil act. Additionally, the consumption of blood is forbidden in kosher cooking.
According to the mythology. The Thebes was infertile due to the sin committed by Oedipus. He unknowingly killed his father and married his own mother. When this truth was revealed by Teiresius, a blind prophet, Oedipus was exiled and fertility was restored in the Thebes. Oedipus is the representative of modern man or woman who consciously leads a sinful life and distances himself or herself from the God.
“A man becomes a Mahadev only when he fights for the good. A Mahadev is not born from this mother’s womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har Har Mahadev- All of us are Mahadev.” These words, said by Shiva himself, very well form the entire core of the book. The author has tried to convey to us that nobody is born great, it is the deeds of a person which make him worthy of being called great.