Shelsea Lopez-Massella Contrast in the Usage of Pride within the Biblical text and Homeric Epic Differing texts, the Odyssey and the Hebrew Bible serve to exemplify how “pride” is a term whose definition can be a spectrum with opposing ends rather than a solid meaning. As a word, it is able to connote a definition ranging from narcissism and self-adsorption, to self-assurance and respect for one’s reputation. Pride is an essential aspect of the Greek “hero”, being a characteristic that separates the common man from one of noble lineage and authority. Contrasting to the Homeric use of pride in heroism, the biblical use of the trait is always that of an example of behavior or character that is best averted rather than embraced; as it is a
The day of the Sabbath helped give the Israelites a sense of self-identity. The psychological function of the texts can also validate the idea of humans being ”good”. When observing human creation and nature, there are two main conflicting views, the Hebrew creation story portrayed in Genesis and the Babylonian myth of Enuma Elish. While the creation story of Genesis and the story of Enuma Elish may have some similarities, they mainly differ in their views of human nature. Heidel belittles resemblance within the stories though with the claim, “Add to this the doctrine that man was created in the image of a holy and righteous God, to be the lord of the earth, the air, and the sea, and …that make all similarities shrink into utter insignificance” (Heidel 140).
He abuses his powers to the extreme, and gets everything he desires. With Grendel, he kills two birds with one stone. He killed Grendel, which satisfied his lust for killing, and then became even more famous because he killed in an area he had never been before, Denmark. Because he saved them from a monster who was destroying their population, this community will be eternally grateful to him, which is exactly what he wants. If it is not clear to you by now, Beowulf is not who he appears to be.
These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences. Though, despite this, humanity’s free will is the most important thing to both God and humanity itself. Burgess sees humans as beings
Brutus, Hero or Traitor? Heroes are portrayed to sacrifice themselves or the things they love to help or save other people, they pursue what they believe is right and fight for justice, since heroes do this all from the pure goodness of their hearts. Heroes are known to do great things, from saving someone from getting hurt, to liberating an entire nation, but all have one common factor, they do this because they believe it’s right and in the greatest interest of others. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Marcus Junius Brutus is a hero for he has portrayed these traits of altruism, tenacity, and goodness in Shakespeare’s famous play. Many relate heroes to those who save people, who puts themselves in direct danger to help save people from danger
The theory of the Divine Right of Kings grants political power by means of religion; it asserts that a higher deity permits kings the right to rule. However, the theory was meant to “instill obedience” and was a form of “propaganda” (The Divine Right of Kings). “Papa” is utilizing this divine right similarly; through Mona, the potential deity in this case, he is softening his “harsh” rule, the very rule instilled by Bokonon and McCabe to stifle San Lorenzo’s problems. He uses the divine right as propaganda; by having a god-like, religious figure in his rule, he is indirectly convincing the San Lorenzans that it is acceptable to practice Bokononism. Mona's character is juxtaposed with "Papa's" character for the same reason McCabe is juxtaposed with Bokonon and becomes the "tyrant" and pirate" while Bokonon becomes the "angel" and saint"; they must enforce dynamic tension in order to promote Boknononism indirectly (Vonnegut
He thought this because he believed it involved that the elect that salvation that the elect could get could also be gained by the non elect person as a result of their own effort to salvation. Which I believe from my religion to not be true. I believe that anyone has the open and free will to receive salvation it's not only given to a specific group of people. But Calvin did not believe this to be true he believed that the reprobate are the people that God intentionally chooses to neglect, I don't believe that God neglects anyone that does not neglect him. John Calvin believed firmly in election and predestination and he backed his beliefs with biblical statements.
"I do not talk about the poor, I say people who have greatness of power in the case of satisfying the pleasure". Moreover, he considers new coming people as barbaric and pagan just after hugging the trust of Christ, like they think about religion more. It is simple to clarify differences between sources in the face of William like how he was assessed in a negative and positive way. In order to know what style of King William was, the dignity, honor, respect that he was gained, how many areas he captured, because of those ways we can describe him as the angle of goodness for everybody. His respect is shown with the number of crowns: when he was in England: "at Easter he wore it at Winchester, at Pentecost at Westminster, and at Christmas at Gloucester" (The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).Moreover, William's establishment of new condition is unbelievable because he kind of flight over his kingdom like prevailed through England realized everything to the deep side detailing order to prove himself.
This method is supportive of Descartes’s will to emphasis on doubt and question anything that can be doubted. Thus, he demonstrates the presence of God through a chain of consequences ‘Causal proof’. Because of the law of conservation of matter, the cause must equal the effect, if we have an idea of God than this idea is the effect and God is the cause (Gaarder, 2003). Therefore, the idea we have of God is an innate idea that we did not produce ourselves. Accordingly, he expresses that as a result of his innate thoughts of God, it only makes sense that it be God who "is the reason for this thought".
RedCrosse's triumph over dragon signifies a few things, firstly , winning of Church of England over Roman Catholic Church and Christ's triumph over death and sin. So, RedCrosse is shown as a hero and as a warrior. Still, he sins just like Adam, who is shown as something magnificent, a holy human, God's creation, but what these two have in common is that they both repent after falling into sin. In Faerie Queene, book 1, cantos 9 and 10, Caelia, the opposite of Lucifera, has three daughters- Faith, Hope and Charity (Fidelia, Speranza and Charissa), the three greatest virtues and each of them instructs RedCrosse because they are considered crucial virtues for Christians. Just as the offsprings of Caelia instruct RedCrosse, in Paradise lost Satan's children Sin and Death, who have been underground, start building a road to Earth , thinking that Satan will succeed in his plan of destroying