Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands. Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top. When Cortes and his men first arrived on the island of Cozumel in 1519, they were unaware that a complex and advanced civilization was just beyond the shores of Mexico.
Stowe writes with horror as slaves experience violence, considering the act just as sinful as a white man beating another of his own race. Uncle Tom’s Cabin powerfully strengthened abolitionist views, angered the South, and offered a true look into the lives of
Both Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus display Mr. Hyde and Mephistophilis, respectively, as the devil archetype, as shown through Hyde’s selfish and wicked actions that lead to Jekyll’s death and Mephistophilis’s deceitful actions that lead to Faustus’s death. Hyde’s appearances as the devil figure emphasizes him as inhuman. When Utterson first meets Hyde, he describes him as “hardly human” with “Satan’s signature upon a face [Hyde]” (Stevenson 43). In this way Hyde’s physical appearance reflects the devil archetype as grotesque. Hyde then distinguishes himself from Jekyll through his hideous demeanor.
The New World started off with approximately 104 settlers, all of whom were men, in search of gold and exploitable natural resources in hopes of catching up to the Spanish empire decades prior. The unfortunate settlers did not find gold but were able to establish the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown. The early people of Jamestown came to settle for gold and glory. This self-serving drive jeopardized the settlement; John Smith stated that the men of the settlement “would rather starve than work.” In comparison, John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, stated in another famous work that Puritan community life should be seen as “a City upon a Hill.” In a later work, Winthrop describes how the people can live freely as long as they, the individual, lived in “subjection to authority” that would coincide with the idea of a model city previously described. His sermon distinguishes two types of liberties — natural and civil liberties — that would contrast the monetary liberties that John Smith’s men sought after.
He starts out feeling pity for the souls, and as he makes his journey down into the levels of hell, he starts to realize that the acts the people committed are sinful and they deserve the punishments they receive. On his journey, he meets people and listens to their stories and how they received their punishments. Dante shows the punishment of the sinners by use of analogy and antithesis. This is shown in canto five through lush between a couple, in canto thirteen through violence against oneself, and in canto twenty- three through fraudulence between hypocrites. Dante shows the punishment of the sinners by use of antithesis in canto five through lust between a couple.
In Dante’s Inferno it also says, “The sinner is the middle, whose feet are sticking out of Lucifer’s mouth, is the worst human sinner of all time: Judas, who betrayed the Son of God… The other two sinners, whose top halves are sticking out of Lucifer’s mouth, are Cassius and Brutus,” (34).This shows who the three biggest sinners were and shows how the punishment is way tougher for them. Since Lucifer flaps his wings eternally and has three faces, Judas, Brutus and Cassius are placed in Satan’s mouth to be chewed on eternally. Dante feels that he has also been betrayed by these sinners so that is the way in which he has those three sinners punished eternally in hell. Dante feels that they should spend an eternity in hell due to the fact that he has been betrayed . Him being betrayed makes it the biggest punishment as where it fits contrapasso.
Because the Monster was a hideous creation from Frankenstein, he was isolated and hated by his looks and behaved in an ethical manner when he began his path of vengeance. The Monster believes and mentioned several times that the reason that he is so angry is because of Victor. Shelley writes,
He lies in wait and then injures the sinners. When Absolon declares "my soule bitake I unto Sathanas" after he accidentally kisses Allison's butt (750),. In this interpretation, Absolon's confrontation with Nicholas, which is represented by his branding of Nicholas with the hot poker, is an allegory of the enmity between God and Satan. It causes the fall of man when Nicholas's cry of "Water!" prompts John, a representation of the divine to fall from the ‘heavens’ of the small world in Oxford.
During his time at the De Lacey’s, the monster learns about the fall of man, which opens his mind towards good and evil. Paradise Lost is the pivotal poem which revealed the monster to human nature. The monster states, “Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition; for often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me. (94)” Satan parallels very well with the monster as they are both
Another example of this is when Antonio’s brothers decide to go into the brothel and they give into the temptation. “My brothers laughed and pushed me aside. Do not enter, I cried. It is written on the waters of the river that you shall lose your souls to hell if you enter!” (73). The juxtaposition in this passage is the sin and the temptation of Rosie’s house taking over Antonio’s brothers and Antonio keeping his innocence and his purity.