Settled in the cruel and repressive Puritan society, “The Scarlet Letter” is a story about a punishment of a horrible and unforgivable sin, the sin of love, committed by two lovers and their sufferings for tasting the ”forbidden fruit”. In the very heart of the novel the main theme that has being presented and observed is the sin itself. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sin is very closely connected to the “original “sin, because they are both forbidden and result in knowledge of what is it like to be a human being. While Adam and Eve gain the ability of knowing right from wrong and are expelled from Eden because of that, Hester and Dimmesdale taste the fruit of love and both suffer for that, but only Hester is the expelled one and the outcast. The
The author exemplifies a perfectly case of how people view themselves and their morals.In this story the man is willing to kill his unborn child to be rid of dependence. The purpose of the story is not to attack Christianity and state that all followers are all hypocrites, but to show that there can be hypocrites in such a large spreading faith. For this reason Wallace, introduces us to Lane Dean Jr. 's girlfriend, a idealistic Christian who becomes a foil. He allows the reader to see the difference between the two people and compare their circumstances and greater emphasizes the narrators hypocrisy. Having the narrator change his views of himself, he changes greater than any other character could, because his thoughts on himself changes not only how he acts, but how he reacts to events and hardship.
Killing an albatross in the Ancient Mariner, was like committing a sin. God always wants us to follow this, “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Galatians 5:14 Bible even in wrong doings. It is comparable to saying the Ancient Mariner did not admire the albatross so he shot it. The Ancient Mariner’s shipmates loved the albatross so when he shot it they shipmates cursed the Ancient Mariner by wearing the albatross around his neck. It was like a reminder of what he had done wrong.
At Gateshead, Jane sees religion used as a justification for unfair treatment. Mrs. Reed slanders Jane as Mr. Brocklehurst first inquires Jane. Upon Mr. Brocklehurst asking if Jane is a good child, Mrs. Reed interrupts by saying “Perhaps the less said on that subject the better” (Bronte 28), implying Jane is not a good child. That along with Mr. Brocklehurst’s claims that Jane has a “wicked heart” (Bronte 29) for not enjoying the entirety of the Bible, leads to Jane’s resentment towards injustice due part on the false use of religion. At Lowood, Jane observes varied uses of religion.
The old traveler carries a serpent like staff in which the story reads “…which bore the likeness of a great black snake…”. The traveler attempts to convince Goodman Brown to keep the staff, as the Devil attempts to convince those who love God to commit wrongful deeds. It is easy to reference this to the biblical story of Adam and Eve where it is articulated that a snake persuaded them to eat the forbidden fruit despite God’s instructions. The Devil who owns this staff wants Goodman Brown to make the wrong choice in participating in the conversion ceremony. Alas, this character perhaps, is the most fundamental individual in this story because it is he who influences the Christians who reside all of their faith in God like Goodman Brown and his wife Faith.
Throughout Frankenstein, Shelley uses Victor to warn the reader of the dangers of aspiring to godliness, and the consequences one faces in the aftermath doing so, even going as far as to compare Victor to Satan, tempting the crew of Walton’s ship, in the book’s final pages. The Victor Shelley creates is very similar to the Satan created by Milton in his book, Paradise Lost, which explores the biblical tale of Adam and Eve. In Frankenstein, Victor speaks of his desire to create the Creature, saying, “I deemed it criminal to throw away in useless grief those talents that might be useful to my fellow-creatures.” (152). Shelley’s diction choices, such as the word “useless” exemplify Victor’s excessive hubris, portraying him as a man who creates his Creature for, in his mind, the good of society. Additionally, Shelley repeats the word “use”
3 Literature Review • The individual is bitter and disconsolate after the creature is turned away society, a lot in the similar means that Adam in “Paradise lost was turned out of the Garden of Eden. One difference, though, makes the monster a sympathetic character, especially to contemporary readers. In the biblical story, Adam causes his own fate by sinning. His creator, Victor, however, causes the creature’s hideous existence, and it is this grotesqueness that leads to the creature’s being spurned. Only after he is repeatedly rejected does the creature become violent and decides to seek revenge” (Mellor 106).
He did everything the Lord wanted him then he fell into temptation. As well as Macbeth doing everything for King Duncan then he listens to the witches he falls into temptation and is pretty puch damned by his sin. Once Lucifer sin he tried to talk over and betrayed God so he was damned from his sin. Macbeth killed Duncan then he actually took over but then also tried to keep lying and covering up with more sin. Saul knows that prophecy gives the kingdom to David, but he determines to fight against God and keep the kingdom for his son.
The story of Adam and Eve serves as a tale on how mankind and womankind were created and placed on Earth. The story takes place in the Garden of Eden, and because the woman was deceived by the Serpent, both the women and the man were cast down to earth. The Serpent deceived the women by allowing her to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree, as she also influenced the man, God punished both. “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16 NIV) and that He allowed “Adam (to) named his wife Eve” (Genesis 3:20 NIV). It shows that Eve was a possession of her husband Adam.
Thus, resulting in the rebellion of the monster against Victor, his creator, like how Satan defied his. With reference to these allusions, the author creates a sensation of pity and empathy towards the creature, making it easier for the reader to understand the monster’s perspective. The use of the allusion to Paradise Lost helps the reader interpret the characters within the
When things are tough, the church learns to get innovative. We learn how to reach out to others.4 4. Condemnation or Rebuke – To the liars, but not the church (Revelation 3:9) “Take note! I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying—note this—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you.” (Revelation 3:9, HCSB) We can catch the flavor of the Greek word for ‘lie’ by thinking of these people as ‘pseudo-Jews’. They claim, falsely, to be the holy people of God.