Not Julia Kristeva, but the incisive Hélène Cixous and Judith Butler. Kristeva unfortunately has made a mess of the life of St. Teresa of Avila. But we do need Kristeva in our discussion to speak of the abject and of her women’s time. My own intellectual training precludes my extensive analysis of Dhumavati as a feminist object of intellectual scrutiny. John P. Meier wrote of the Marginal and therefore a historical Jesus and was attacked by the unthinking faithful.
Kant goes on to write that “religious incompetence is not only the most harmful but also the most degrading of all” (109). He recognizes too the downsides that result from not questioning the higher institutions and their practices. The corruption in religion exemplifies how not thinking clearly has done
In Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale, Mrs. Wilson is the classic representation of a novel’s antagonist, especially in regards to how she treats protagonist, Jane Elton. However, it is the parenting, or lack thereof that has the greatest impact on the lives of Elvira and David Wilson, who despite being prohibited from engaging in sinful behavior, do just that. Sedgwick demonstrates that Mrs. Wilson’s salvation may have given her an authority over others, but when she failed to teach her children the ways of the Lord, her responsibility abandonment led to her children’s act of sin. Hiding away in the garret, readers find that Elvira, in act of defiance against her mother’s prohibitions keeps a romantic novel in the dark corners that she reads for “stolen pleasure” despite her mother’s beliefs that her morality will be tainted, that her fantasy of the ideal lover will ruin her chances of finding a proper love in life (40). Jane, being sent by Mrs. Wilson to retrieve the daughter for a conference is asked to lie as Elvira says to the virtuous Ms. Elton, “Why can’t you go down and tell Mother you can’t find me.
Anne accused the ministers of preaching only The Covenant of Works, which is an accusation that assaulted the heart of the Puritan Beliefs, that faith mattered most. Accusing the Puritan minsters of teaching only a covenant of works is equivalent to accusing them of being no better than the Church of England, which was what caused the movement to begin in the first place because they wanted to save the church of England from popish influences by living in a model community. Anne’s actions challenged the ministers and leaders’ interpretations of how to implement the mission and if the ministers are incompetent it will destroy
Voltaire criticizes both the religious practitioners and the theory of optimism through the various characters in the novel. Contrasting characters such as the Protestant Minister, the Pope, and Pangloss are used contradict the morals and beliefs exhibited by James and El Dorado. Voltaire uses a sense of irony to portray the Protestant Minister as morally flawed. James the Anabaptist and El Dorado represent exactly what religious practitioners strive to be. Voltaire suggests that a true and honest religious practitioner would overlook religion in a time of need.
Pondering that Sister Aloysius’ deep hatred and resentment of Father Flynn is the only reason for these accusations often is used to back this claim up. While discussing their respected beliefs, Sister James exclaims to Sister Aloysius, “You just don’t like him! You don’t like it that he likes ballpoint pen. You don’t like it that he takes three lumps of sugar in his tea. You don’t like it that he likes Frosty the Snowman.
Mark twain demolished coopers romanticism in his novels. Cooper’s tone was also criticized as being reactionary, romantic and pedagogical in tone. Sydney Krause States that all of the harsh criticism and the bad talk about Cooper is not the words of a person with good judgment. She is not saying that Mark is wrong, but that he is over stressing the criticism and even though she does agree with him in some ways Cooper is still an amazing writer (“James”). John McWilliams also believes that Mark twain‘s attack on Cooper is not justified.
Rachel Cameron and Mac Aindra are sisters. Rachel’s resolution of silence is a struggle to bring out her which is deafened by the society. Stacey on the other hand revolves between the present and the memory. Throughout A Jest of God, Rachel Cameron chastifies herself. When Rachel moves from the fantasy of masturbation to the action, she resists her desire and feels as though she needs to justify her need for pleasure and also for the escape.
The proof of Hawthorne’s criticism of the Puritan way, according to the “Close Lane” article, is the ill fate of Brown after his adherence to the harsh principles of the Puritan religion. His refusal to stray from Puritan guidelines ends in his misery and self-exclusion from his fellowman. “Hawthorne’s satire of Puritanism,” the article concludes, “is plainly seen in the terrible end of Brown as ‘A stern, a sad, a darkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man’” (Ezghoul
This relationship is making the narrator's condition worse, and her husband doesn’t seem to care that much. John’s emotions are a little unclear, so that makes him seem like a lot of things. He is controlling, he does show love, but his overbearing and condescending attitude overpowers it all. Maybe if this story would have been set in a different times things would have taken a turn for the better, but they weren’t, and they didn’t take a turn for the better. Considering the whole story it would seem that John was what pushed her over the top.