The definition of satire is a work that ridicules its subjects through the use of four techniques such as exaggeration, reversal, incongruity, and parody in order to make a comment or criticism about it. The book Cat’s Cradle is a great example of satire being portrayed. In Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, he creates his own religion “Bokononism” to satirize all of the other religions that are in the world. Bokononism is made from and built on lies (foma). Vonnegut tells us, “Truth was the enemy of the people, because the truth was so terrible, so Bokonon made it his business to provide the people with better and better lies”, (Vonnegut 172).
Emily Dickinson is able to poetically yet horrifically describe the danger of human thoughts in “69”. Dickinson believes it is much safer to meet a satanic demon in an ally way, rather meet a demon that haunts one’s mind, because internal demons are the real threat to humanity. Edgar Allen Poe agrees with Dickinson’s claim of haunting thoughts, and the roles humanity, death, and other supernatural beings play in “The Conqueror Worm” gives theatrics to these beliefs. “The Conqueror Worm” tells a story where humanity is at the mercy of its madness and sin, and death is portrayed as the hero, while angles sit helpless and horrified in the audience. Dickinson expresses her belief of the more threatening nature internal demons possess over the external demons society fears, while Poe goes on to theatrically portray the power of an internal demon.
A theodicy attempts to explain why a just and good God would ever allow the existence of evil on earth. The Free Will Theodicy states that the reason that God would not prevent suffering is that “the suffering of the innocent is justified by the existence of free will”. This theodicy also claims that there are natural evils (such as accidents, diseases, etc.) and moral evils, and that moral evils only exist due to humans misusing their sense of free will. According to the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the awareness that a deed is immoral is what makes fulfilling the deed evil.
What would life be without evil in the world? Many optimists believe there is an inherent goodness gifted to all people at birth and fundamentally embedded in us that dictates our actions, but the reality is exactly the contrary. People are evil, not because of a desire or choice but out of absolute necessity on account of none of the things we enjoy today would be available or even invented without some evil. Evil, within limitations and with restrictions, is productive for a group of people. Society, with all its art, culture, music, and glory, was created because there was evil present and now works to destroy its very creator through police departments and social initiatives.
Raping is considered extremely disrespectful. Overall, these are the reasons why the gods are more immoral than humans and there are indeed a variety of similarities and differences between their immoralities. While immorality exists, the whole world will be in chaos, as shown in Metamorphoses. Impoliteness should be prohibited in the society in order to live a better and more peaceful
In C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, Lewis is arguing that Hell is not necessarily a place where wicked people who detest God end up; Hell is a place that offers people exactly what they want. The Great Divorce presents “the reason for Hell,” which is people choosing their own wishes over God (Gibson 110). This novel reveals that the self-imprisonment of one’s greatest dreams can lead to infernal results (Gibson 113). In The Great Divorce, Lewis uses Dantean structure, the nature of Grey Town, and the various Ghosts’ interviews to prove that to live in Hell is to receive and accept everything except God and his will. The structure and organization of The Great Divorce can initially appear confusing and nonsensical, yet with closer investigation, it can be ascertained that Lewis actually drew from Dante to structure this work (Christopher 89).
First, St. Augustine was attracted to Manichaeism at a very young age. Manichaeism is the belief that humans have no free will, and they are not in control of their sin. This belief allowed Augustine to blame his sins on something other than himself. Augustine committed a lot of sin, so this belief was ideal for him at the time. Eventually, Augustine became dissatisfied with Manichaeism’s solution to evil.
One of the major themes of Dante’s Inferno is “Separation from God”. Separation from God Leads to Sorrow. Dante himself said that the main points of his Divine Comedy as a whole was to liberate living human beings from unhappiness and to take them to the state of happiness (Cantos 1-5). The Inferno gives to that purpose in many ways, but possibly most importantly by the way it exemplifies the theme that separation from and denial of the divine "love that moves the sun and the other stars" leads certainly to unhappiness, and the more intentionally one selects to harm oneself in other words suicide, and also harm others in an attempt to get happiness by focusing on the ego instead of on divine love, the more one actually moves away from life
A key element of the relationship between the divine powers in the two religious systems and humanity was the way the divine powers were portrayed by mankind. In ancient Mesopotamia, the divine powers were described as “destructive storms and evil winds”, “seven gods of universal sway” and “seven evil gods”, this shows that the Mesopotamians used characteristics of nature to represent their gods. In addition, these descriptive features have quite negative connotations associated with them; they lead us to believe that these gods were extremely powerful, nefarious, and dominant, as a result, mankind would worship them out of great fear. In the Mesopotamian religious system humans referred to themselves as ‘servants’, “O lord, do not cast aside thy servant!”, this shows that
(...). Hindu gods are in the form of nature, and will help you in tough times. The same is with omens; they will show a sign that tells one if they are going in the right direction. Through Hindu gods and the Alchemist omens, one will believe Hinduism is widely expressed in the