Despite their deeply religious values, the members of the Puritan Society in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are equally as sinful as the rest of the world. The Puritans, known for turning to God when given any matter at hand, lay blame on the Devil, regardless of their contradictory values. By blaming on him for their wrongdoings, the Devil earns power through the Puritans restoring to involve him whenever any one thing goes wrong. Power is defined by one’s reputation, status, wealth, gender, and age; although the natural deciding factor of one’s power in the Puritan society is land, the Devil himself holds ultimate power. Despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan society, serving as the ultimate threat.
Evil is an ever present aspect within the existence of humanity. Satan, a real and powerful being, constantly influences the world through his evil and manipulative ways in order to bring destruction and chaos to earth. Perhaps one of the most evil characters ever written about, Iago, from Shakespeare’s Othello, also portrays many traits that are similar to those seen in Satan. Throughout the Bible and throughout Shakespeare’s Othello, both Satan and Iago share many characteristics and differences of poisonous evil within their manipulative words, origins of jealousy, and their malicious acts, but differ in where this power comes from. Although many may not believe that Satan is a being present in the lives of all, the Bible portrays him as “the father of lies,” and a “thief” whose purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy (King James Version, John 8:44).
Sin is a spiritual sword that is drawn against all those who undermine the word of God, which forbids them not to do certain things. Sin is essentially the worst enemy you would want not to come across because it will not hesitate to kill you. The devil will disguise this terrible enemy and label it all sorts of nice names. He would label sin freedom, sensuality, modernity, democratic right or the right to determine one’s path and so forth. When the devil hides sin in all these nice terms, he is hiding a sword that is about to devour you.
He explains, “There is Hell’s wide gaping mouth open (Page 2)”. This implies that Hell is a wide mouth waiting to swallow those who disobey God. It also conveys that people should follow God’s rules in order to avoid going to Hell or being swallowed by Hell’s open mouth, which awaits them. Edwards daunts his believes into following God in order to get into heaven and avoid Hell. He makes Hell seem like the worst thing ever imagined and that God is willing to send people there for not believing/ following him.
What is he calling? According to the quote, in order to kill more children of the God, the Satan will confuse them to have wars. This is an action of evil. But this also make us wonder, how we not be evil but is attract by an evil action? The answer is this is we are born savagery.
In the romantic novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays Roger Chillingworth as the prime example of pure evil. Chillingworth is characterized as a symbol for evil because Hawthorne illustrates him and his thoughts as being associated with the devil and Hell. Through Hawthorne’s descriptions, Chillingworth’s malevolent ideas and eagerness to expose Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale are revealed. Consequently, Chillingworth serves as the antagonist in the novel because of his plot to seek vengeance on and torment Dimmesdale. Through the use of figurative language and syntax, Chillingworth’s description and his actions symbolize him as a mysterious and wild evil doing the devil’s bidding.
Satan (Lucifer), the chief of rebel angels to go against God, is the greatest villain with many tragic flaws of hubris. Satan is said to be the incarnation of evil as he is portrayed as subversion to christen believes of Felix Culpa. This believes says that whatever God does, does it for good. Whereas Satan goes against the Gods decision as a result of his revolution against God brings him to hell along with his other fallen angels. His revolution against God continues and provokes other rebel angels to fight against god with more determination and courage’s mind even if he is in hell.
(Luciferian and Satanic views of Christianity) Christians believe that Satan is a strongly evil, whose main objective is to destroy lives of the human race. He is mystical being who wonder around searching the one he can attack and he is fully assisted by his multitude demons. They participate in spiritual war, and are a persistent threat to everyone. They live within human beings and be in control of their minds. Christian view Satan as a belief or theory of evil, which his personality cannot be seen.
The character Jack Merridew is a prefect example of what could result if the evil is released. Also the confrontation between Simon and the Lord of the Flies proves how menacing the evil that lies in a humans soul can be. However, the painted masks that are used, can be used to prove Golding’s point of the intrinsic evil of a human. Overall, has proved that without the humanity or the balance of one’s emotions, in can result in the catastrophic downfall of humans and all the is
Both sides the Word and the Void use magic against each other to try and defeat one another. John has the magic in his staff that he has to take with him everywhere and can’t go anywhere without it. (P.287-288) Nest has the magic in her eyes when she stares directly into someone else’s eyes like she did with Danny Abbott. (P.77) The Demon uses his magic by convincing people like Derry to do what he says to harm others and Hopewell. (Ch.4 P.45-54) The whole book is based off the Word and the Void.
Theses quotes reveal that God power is fear so that it can shut the sinners down and destroy sinners who made him angry. In essence, Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience of his puritan audience by his use of a cautionary tone, a clear imagery and complex figurative language. Edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to their fears, pity and vanity. Edward describes the tone, imagery, and figurative language in the passage to use an awesome metaphor to get his point across the audience. Edward view was also to get sinners to hell, who does not
To see so many others feasting while you are pining and perishing [in hell]..."(Edwards 44). This pathos appeal helps Edwards persuade the unconverted because they would not want to be left behind. He also illuminates that “God has so many different unsearchable ways of taking wicked men out of the world and sending them to hell” (Edwards 41). Edwards discusses the interminably amount of diverse means that God could damn the unconverted to try getting the argument across that they will not comprehend death approaching and it could be at any moment. Another use of pathos in “Sinners” is when Edwards describes to the unconverted that “the wrath of God burns against them, their damnation does not slumber” (Edwards 41).
Since Grendel was born from evil he could never be happy which angered him when he heard all the people in Herot having a good time. Grendel was always sinning by murdering every night. In lines 1-2 it backs up my stating of Grendel being evil it says “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, impatient.” Grendel was smart in many ways. One way Grendel was smart was because he knew when to strike. Grendel killed many of people undetected.
The author explicitly describes Satanism and witchcraft in ‘Young Goodman Brown’, for example: “Let us hear which will laugh loudest. Think not to frighten me with your deviltry. Come witch, come wizard, come Indian powwow, come devil himself, and here comes Goodman Brown. You may as well fear him as he fears you.” Surprisingly, this environment where he lived had led Hawthorne to think that every man who walks the Earth, either if he is good or malevolent, has a fiend in their soul. Apparently, Goodman Brown had to be feared among the devils and the witches that were in the ceremony even though he was good at