In Kurt Vonnegut’s book Slaughterhouse-Five he introduces the reader to biblical, literary, and historical references. One of the first references alludes to the Bible. Vonnegut writes about how “Lot's wife… was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back… [so] she was turned into a pillar of salt”(Vonnegut 21-2).
Back in the 1690s, not going to church every Sunday was a sin and could be punishable by death. In some religions in the 21st century it still can be seen as a horrible sin not attending church every Sunday. Although it may not be punishable by death you may get shunned from the church. In The Crucible John Proctor had cheated on his wife.
“It does, sir, it does; and it tells me that a minister may pray to God without he have golden candlesticks upon the altar.. it hurt my prayer sir, it hurt my prayer. ”(1277) John Proctor does not like having Reverend Parris as minister of salem. Proctor openly says that he does not like how Parris seems to only care about money and his own well being and reputation as seen with the golden candlesticks.
In ‘The Book Thief’, people still ”who refused to believe that this small town on Munich's outskirts could be a target, but the majority of the population was well aware that it was not a question of if, but when" (Zusak 353). This is an example of external conflict because this is an actual war between religious beliefs and hate towards Jews. What I think about the ending of the book still left people with questions about how Liesel’s life after the war was? Did she get married to Max? Did Death give Liesel her book?
The worse thing the pressure brought to Hughes was his loss of faith. He no longer could believe in Jesus, and he lost that faith while making other people happy that he had been “saved.” Orwell doesn't buy what society believes about beggars. Beggars have to go through a lot on the streets, to still be detested by society. Society doesn't care what beggars have to go through, they only care about who has a lot of money.
The blacks did not believe in what the whites preached. According to Sarah Fitzpatrick, a black slave, she said that on Sunday the whites wanted them to go to church, to Sunday school and to read the Catechism, but on Monday there was no comparison with them, if they did not obey they punished them. She believed that all of Christianity was to try that the blacks thinks that white were good people, when in fact they were not. The blacks do not stay behind, they use the texts of the bible for their own interpretation of the story, for example the Southern African American preacher says that “got so scared that his hair stand straight and his face turn right pale — and sisters and brothers, there am what the first white man come
There are many others who stay away from church these days because you hardly ever mention God anymore” (1040). This displays Proctors actions of speaking for the town and being selfless by telling Parris what is wrong with the church so he could potentially change his ways and have a better church for the town. Proctor is selfless rather than selfish because by telling
Catcher in the Rye There's a very large controversy over should catcher in the rye be banned or not and why so? Catcher in the rye was wrote by J.D. Salinger and he put many rude addresses in the book as well as some swearing but nothing too graphic or extreme. However there are many points in the book where he uses the lord's name in vain which I imagine would anger many religious members and parents because they don't want their children to accept that kind of language or behavior. Just one of the many times he uses this type of language for example when ackley says “stop calling me ackley kid god damn it.” (25)
He intentionally killed his teammates because of his love of money. The bible says “ For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have emed from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many snow.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Nowadays, THere are a lot of crime because money. Many people are willing to do anything to achieve their own interest. Because of the love of money, and now we have lost respect, friendship and love.
And then suddenly they tried to kill me because of religion. Here, I don’t have that problem anymore (Brice 26).” Emir is saying how he would’ve been killed for practicing his religion in Croatia, but here in America he can freely practice it without having to worry about it. The poem “1976: Year of the Dragon” from “Inside Out and Back Again” says “This Tet there’s no banh chung… Mother makes her own...
Plus, Proctor’s third son is not baptized because Proctor will not “let Mr. Parris lay a hand upon my (Proctor’s) baby.” Proctor doesn’t see Parris as an honorable leader of the church, but that is clouding his participation in a religious practice, baptism. The final reason why Proctor’s religious knowledge and participation are clouded is because he believes Reverend Parris is greed because Parris was “the first minister ever did demand the deed to his house,” and he “preached nothing but golden candlesticks until he had them.” Once again, one who is Puritan needs to have faith in their religious leader, but Proctor can’t. As a result, he isn’t a devout
“He who does not work, shall not eat.” This is a very famous quote written by John Smith during his stay at Jamestown. He saw that the colony wasn’t doing so good and that by September half of the settlers were dead, so he took control over the colony and made some good and not so good contributions. He observed that none of the colonists thought they were going to do anything when they got to this new land. But he realized that in order for this settlement to be successful, the colonists were going to have to work hard and not look for gold.
Scout is also criticized by her teacher in the beginning because she reads too well, which would be completely absurd today. “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore … You tell him I 'll take over from here and try to undo the damage” (Lee 17). Can you imagine teachers today telling kids that they should not be learning? To Kill a Mockingbird really shows how much everything has changed in 80 years.
There is no treatment for Yellow Fever, and his search for one may have only made it worse. Benjamin rush was desperate for a treatment until he finally settled with bleeding, a bland vegetable diet, and high amounts of mercury. I don’t know where he got the idea that vegetables and mercury would help, but I strongly disagree with bleeding. His patients were vomiting blood, and he thought taking away more would help?