In his letter Johnson rejected a mother’s obscured request for her sons help into a university. His denial to her is best used by his strong use of logos, pathos and tone. With these three devices combined Johnson was able to convey his unwillingness to complete the task ask of him while allowing him to still stay cordial. In the beginning, Johnson reveals pure emotion to the mother waiting for the letter. He states “I hope you will believe that my delay in answering your letter could proceed only from my unwillingness to destroy any hope….”.
This matters because hazel motes kills solace to prove his point that if you don't believe in christ you aren't a sinner. Motes view on religion is that if you don't believe in christ those rules and regulations don't apply to him because he believes the opposite and he decides for himself that there are no rules in his “Church Without Christ”. Another example of religion in the novel Wise blood by Flannery O’Connor for example "Listen," he said, "get this: I don't believe in anything.” “I don't have to say it but once to nobody,” Haze said. The driver closed his mouth and after a second he returned the piece of cigar to it. “That's the trouble with you preachers,” he said.
But, Luke is asked if he loves his daughter more than himself, because it would be a ‘love in weakness’, however God is reminded that it is similar to his love of humankind. As said in a review of the overall story, “the conversations seem a natural outgrowth of Luke’s faith, that faith based in rituals outlined in intimate detail in the first half of the story [...] and when Luke’s faith is tested by Jennifer’s car accident, he will fall back on his spiritual life and act, not think”
An article written Christopher Craig by called “’Nobody’s a bum all their life’: Teaching the Class Through William Kennedy’s Ironweed” suggests that “Francis does not make his personal decisions in a moral vacuum. Capitalist interest set the terms and conditions for these choices” (32). Disagreeably, I think his decisions are completely made in such “moral vacuum”, because of the religious family he was in when he was growing up. Doing “the right thing” and Catholicism go hand in hand. Francis follows this pattern, thinking that because he’d done something wrong (leaving his family), he does not deserve to go back home.
The ghost is disgusted that she cannot see her son who had died earlier. The ghost does not understand why she cannot see her son when she gave all her love to him and no love to anyone else. The spirit tries to convince his sister to understand that although she has devoted all her love to one being it is in the wrong being, as, once again, the only way to get to Heaven is to believe in God and no one else. Therefore, although she has does have love in her heart she does not have love for God. The Spirit also tells her that if she loves God, she will truly love her son and her selfish love would turn into real love.
(Mark 11:13- 22) She messed up her hope Hope is never in the past but the future, it's always forward not backwards and Lot’s wife did not appreciate that, “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” (Genesis 19: 26). Her looking back was not just physical but emotional and mental for she looked longingly, wistfully in the wrong direction. Like so many today in church who are doing the same thing. She coveted the past rather than craved the future. Her love of the old life curtailed her aspirations.
Throughout Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie Crawford relies on her faith in God to guide and protect her; however, unlike Frado, Janie never seeks God’s presence in a church but identifies him in nature. The Sun, animals, the Hurricane, the horizon, the Pear Tree, the bee and flower are all evidence of God’s existence, to Janie. Though the primary goal of many of Hurston’s characters is to achieve racial assimilation, Janie believes that “the time has past for asking the white folks” what to do (Hurston 159). Janie’s preoccupation with nature throughout seems to suggest that assimilation is an antiquated ideology, and watching the ways and actions of European Americans can only lead to the demise of African Americans; one must focus on the specific needs of her people in order to progress. Hurston implies that instead of watching Anglo-Americans, African Americans should focus on watching
This same intensity is what drives Richard away from religion and family, and into a life of Richard’s own. Throughout life, Richard doesn’t bother much with religion. The harsh overbearing words of Granny, pushed Richard to succeed without relying on anyone or anything, especially God. Throughout the novel Granny’s overbearing and seemingly mad ways caused Richard to stray from family. Ironically, Granny’s overbearing ways caused the rest of Granny’s family to stay rooted in the traditions and religion of the Seventh-Day Adventist
In conclusion, the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” presents the theme of love and that being in a relationship hinders independence but in an unique way. Hurston uses symbolism like Janie’s head rag which stifled her independence and when burned, made her feel free. She also uses the motif of communities, which are ever present throughout the book, using specific examples such as when Janie isn't allowed to go to the funeral, which hinders her independence because she isn't making choices for herself and isn't doing
There is a real dissimilarity in tone from “The Prologue”, in this instance; Bradstreet does not turn to sarcasm, irony or defiance. Instead, she remains apologetic for the flaws of her poetry, in tone as well as language. Bradstreet in this poem solely blames herself for the failure of her offspring, even claiming it has no father to take away any criticism of her husband: “If for thy father asked, say thou hadst none” (l. 23). One could argue Bradstreet pre-empts critics by already stating all the flaws in the poetry and her desperate attempt to correct those flaws. Although she may gain