Not only that, out of anger and revenge, Madame Defarge saw no wrong in “that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not [Darnay], but [the Evremonde brothers]” (376). Madame Defarge tries to condemn Charles Darnay for the sins of his fathers. Even though Darnay did nothing wrong and was not like his ancestors, Madame Defarge throws him in jail and successfully condemns him to die the next day. Charles Darnay tried to live a life apart from his ancestors, but he ends up having to pay for the wrongs that they have done. Madame Defarge is abusing her power to oppress
The groupthink article states,“ Group members rationalize any resistance to the assumptions they have made no matter how strongly the evidence may contradict their basic assumptions, members behave so as to reinforce those assumptions continually.” Telling people they deserve to die is justifiable because the bible says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.” Physically harming and verbally harming other American’s is okay because of personal views. Slamming God is okay because there is no evidence he is real. Both heterosexuals and homosexuals justify horrific actions because of their believes and assumptions. Bringing down others because of a personal bubble, instead of keeping thoughts intact and considering where the other is coming from. America becomes divided, but they also
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.
In the sermon on the Mount, Jesus reveals that hatred in a person’s heart is the same as the sin of murder in someone’s heart. (Matthew 5:21-24) John wrote, “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer.” (1 John 3:15) No murder or crime was ever committed out of love. All crimes are hate crimes. We need to allow the love of Jesus to control our hearts. “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians
These lines let us know that evil did prevail over these people. 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
Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think. “My tale was not one to announce publicly; it’s astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar”(83). He’s more concerned with what will happen to him, someone who actually had something to do with William’s death, than to Justine, who is completely innocent. Lastly, the monster says he will leave Victor and his family alone if Victor makes him a female companion, but he can’t even do that. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like to him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged”(180).
Murder is quite a big deal and would definitely go under as being the bad guy. She also feels superior to everyone so she sticks her nose up to everything and treats others below her because of her family’s former position in the town. But on the other hand, she is the protagonist because one, the town is part of the reason of her killing Homer and always pitying her and saying that she would live alone forever and two, because her dad had raised her that way. Her dad had kept her sheltered way too long and when any guy would try to get with her, he would turn them down because they were not "worthy enough." She is also the major character in the story and there would be no one else to be the protagonist.
Inherently, Madame will not stop because she is too shaken up by Marquis St Evremonde and how he ruined her childhood by murdering her family. In essence, she is seeking revenge through Lucie and her child since they are both French so they “belong to the aristocracy” so they “must pay” for the murders of her family members. This is Madame Defarge’s inner conflict since she is struggling to seek justice for what happened to her family members, but she is losing her sense of perspective in doing so by terrorizing innocent people (like Lucie and Darnay) in the process.
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1-2). To die in your sins when Christ has borne them, is what sends people to hell. “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24). What about hell? Is it real?
He also wants to make sure he goes to heaven even after he kills Claudius. He wants to make sure Claudius goes to hell to make sure he suffers forever for what happened to his father, but Claudius asks for forgiveness when he says “Or pardoned being down? Then I’ll look up./ My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer/ Can serve my turn? ‘Forgive me my foul murder’?