The Pardoner is corrupt and he takes advantage of people and he on not shy about admitting that. “For my exclusive purpose is to win/And not at all to castigate their sin”(Chaucer 142). The Pardoner does not care that he is corrupt. He recognizes that he has an opportunity to make some money using his church influence. The reputation of church officials in Medieval times was suspect, “The Pardoner is known for selling false relics of saints”(Thompson).
Like a puppet master, Iago uses deception in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, as a duplicitous being with perfidious views on the demise of others for personal revenge against Othello. Consequently, he is able to manipulate the characters in an adroit manner with ease as if fraudulency becomes second nature. Yet, Iago has not become this iconic villain without just (used loosely) cause. Before Iago’s notorious connotation, this dauntless soldier-people considering the precedent for just acts, and pious intentions- is discounted for a promotion by word of Othello, leading the inexorable “green-eyed monster” to peek its grotesque head out from underneath its lair. Agitated and undoubtedly cunning, Iago seeks his revenge against Othello with a ferocity unmatched, using every arsenal disposable to him; deception being his greatest.
Being a high ranking member of the church, he teach’s a tale of greed to gain indulgences. The irony in this is the fact that he fuels his own with a lesson on the dangers of greed, “I only preach to satisfy my greed.”(433). In addition, the pardoner’s admittance to his hypocrisy and greed is a form of verbal irony within itself, “Yes, I myself can preach against the vice/ Of avarice that is my own device:/ for though I’m guilty of that very sin”(427-429). Both examples of irony present the pardoner’s knowledge of his wrong doings. However, he still cast a willful blindness to his sins.
The main character, Pedro Páramo turned out to be the most immoral man in the novel. He had to lie, kill and bribe to earn his reputation of Comala’s cacique: he has been corrupted. Greed corrupted everyone, ranging from the most insignificant figures in the novel to the most influential. Damasio’s corruption had its roots in greed. Damasio, commonly known as, “El Tilcuate” was another one of Pedro’s many workers, and alike the others, he has been corrupted by greed.
Claudius is greedy, corrupt, manipulating, deceiving and he will do whatever it takes to achieve power and acceptance. He is a selfish villain who does what he wants and does what is beneficial to him for he doesn’t care who or what he hurts in the end. When referring to Claudius, “He manipulates fortune and takes what is not rightfully his, but remains unapologetic for his actions; he possesses enough strength to admit that he would do the same again” (Claudius: Character Analysis,
As Chaucer described in the prologue that the Summoner had used his position for his own profits, and he would gladly accept a bribe "for in his purs he sholde ypunysshed be." Equally, because of his position, he was capable of blackmailing, especially the young members of the church for he knew all their secrets, and could thus make them do anything he wished, “And knew hir conseil, and was al hir reed.” It is ironical how such a foul man could have been entrusted in the task of bringing sinners to justice. In spite of his position in the church the Summoner 's actions were motivated by greed or lust, “As hoot he was and lecherous as a sparwe.” Chaucer has also given the summoner some personal touches like “fyr-reed cherubynnes face”, “visage children were aferd”, “loved he garleek,oynons” and “gentil
The Reformation was a time when the church changed the way it was acting because of how people in the church were behaving. The people that were in in charge of the church were miss using their power. They miss used their power by selling indulgences to replace the money that they were using when they were partying and drinking. One person that was the main cause for the Reformation happening was Martin Luther. Martin Luther saw what the church leaders were during and he believed that is was wrong and they needed to change.
Reverend Parris is hungry for power and worries little about others. Parris ' repeats demonstrations of exceedingly selfish behavior in numerous cases. A prime example of wanting to have power and thinking only of him is when he asks for the deed to the house he lives in. He demands the deed of the house because he does not want the community to be able to toss him out because of the way he gives sermons. His possession of the deed will make it more difficult for citizens to disobey the church.
In Shakespeare 's Othello, Iago’s sinister acts of lying and killing deceive the people around him. Iago motives are maintaining good reputation and ruining othello. How Iago deceives others shows the theme that people’s words have an effect on others thoughts and actions Iago will do anything in his power to keep a spotless reputation and to ruin Othello entirely. He wants to keep his good reputation so he can get money and power out of it. Iago thinks to himself, “Now whether he kills cassio or cassio him or each do kill the other / every way makes me gain” ( Shakespeare 5.1.12-15).
So Iago tells Roderigo that he would help him to win the heart of Desdemona. Iago tricks Roderigo, which is apart of his plan to get Roderigo on board to help him. And Roderigo foolishness is what allows Iago to get embarrassed of him. After hearing Roderigo's plead for help he say's that " I hate the Moor and it is thought abroad that ' twixt my sheets has done my office./ I know if't be true,/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind will do as if surety he holds me well". (1.3.424.55) Meaning that Iago knows that he's able to use Roderigo unwillingly and get him to do his dirty work for him.
Often in the sermons pastors persuade their audience to behave in a spiritual or more fashion. Such is the case in Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” where he sends sinners to hell, who do not repent. Edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to their fears, pity and vanity. Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone, clear imagery and complex figurative language. Foremost, Edwards has a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone.
This is outrageously ironic on a number of levels. First, just the concept that the Grangerfords would be at war with a family that is so similar to them that they go to the same church. The irony in the two families being so warlike that they bring their weapons into their place of worship. Lastly, how out of all possible topics, the sermon was about brotherly love in this particular situation nonetheless. Not to mention that even after reflecting on what they heard in church the families continue to engage in a battle later that day.
AJ Miller is a man who goes around saying his is Jesus and convincing people that he knows how to direct a loving relationship with God. He speaks about his first century life and talks about the struggle that people are facing in their day to day life and he makes them leave their families and sell everything they have so they can be with him. AJ Miller holds "Divine Truth" seminars where he teaches what he calls the "Divine Love Path" which focuses on "Emotional Clearing." He says that this path is emotion rather than mind based and it will create a relationship to God. Millers followers are taught to focus on their most distraught and upsetting emotions.
This in itself is brutal and ruthless, but the additional fact that he chose to do this during Easter week, defined as “the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church…” is entirely ignorant of religion. Another aspect of Chinggis Khan’s character that sets him apart from other ruthless leaders is his manipulation of other’s minds, by lying. Usually, he left towns unharmed in the case that they chose to surrender without a fight, as long as they payed tribute to their vanquishers as the price for their liberation. In source 11.3, however, Chinggis Khan exacted payment from the richest of the town, before proceeding to kill everybody inside as
He depicts that his people are being tortured and they are ready to speak out against it to help their brothers and sisters. He wants us to help him execute this safety plan, the Pope is telling us this in a desperate cry for help; to help millions of deaths minimize each year, to make humanity feel safe in what many countries consider a freedom or right given to you at birth. How can those countries let these horrors continue and still say that they believe that everyone has the right to their religion? Later in the article the Pope begins to evoke the world leaders, he begins “Today, in fact, these conflicts act at times degenerate into unjustifiable violence, stirred up by exploiting ethnic and religious differences. All who are heads of state and of international organizations are called to oppose such crimes with firm sense of duty .