“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them.
(67). Explicitly, Elie resents God for allowing him and his Jewish brothers and sisters to be tortured and murdered in gruesome and cruel ways. How could Elie possibly praise a God who condones the murder of children and mothers? He can’t which why he also says, “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray.
This made this tribe very violent because of the bad example the chief was. One day Ngueneche, the Christian God they were supposed to worship, commanded his own son, dressed like a beggar, to go and ask for help to the chief of the tribe, he felt annoyed because a stranger was in his land begging and order to kill him. God’s son transformed himself into a stream and flee but in the end he was killed by the tribe, God’s anger grew when he found this son dead and the rain started to flood the valley, and even the tribe apologized to God the chief continued with his bad manners, the rain didn’t stop and the stream was transformed into a big river that covered the houses. The chief was condemned to forever sail the lake’s waters sited on a branch.
Everyone has been angry at someone at some point of time. Being mean doesn't show any respect of yourself or your parents. Why do we(people) be mean? Penelope's suitors was killed because they destroyed Odysseus's house, twisted his maids, and tried to marry his wife. The suitors destroyed Odysseus house when he was trying to find his way back home.
Head first in the jaws of the middle face of Lucifer is Judas Iscariot because he betrayed Christ. Although Lucifer was punishing other sinners, ever chomp he made was a literal stab in the back, leaving his skin raw and torn. Taking the first place spot is Lucifer’s contrapasso. He is stuck in a frozen river to show he is cold-hearted like the various souls Dante came across in the beginning of Judecca. He once was beautiful, but is now ugly due to his betrayal with Christ.
Soon after he gets rejected from the De Lacey family, he exclaims to Victor, “Cursed, Cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (117). The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him.
This shows how the witch hunt was like the communist hunt in the 1950’s [run-on sentence] the government was like the church and the people were being hunted for something they might not [missing word] had anything to do with. Miller shows parody by writing “His breast heaving, his eyes staring, Proctor tears the paper and
Due to getting everything he wanted and marrying at such a young age, Rais’s view of the world was warped. After Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, Rais believed that all of his years of godly service were for nothing, because God had betrayed him and killed his love. He decided to turn to Satan and give in to his unholy desires for young children and sado- masochism. His desires were unmatched in their sinful ways. His crimes against society were fueled by the fact that he thought God had betrayed him in a way.
He further tells them how the Muslims have destroyed their churches and defiled their altars, tortured and killed the Eastern Christian men and raped the women. This outraged the Franks as the Muslims were destroying Christianity and they were in control of their Holy Land (Jerusalem) and the Church of Sepulcher (built upon the site of Christ’s burial and resurrection). Therefore, the Franks felt it an obligation to Christianity to fight in the
These feelings eat away at the soul leaving the person abhorred and hollow. What can someone do when even their own creator doesn’t love them? They become the monster they were created to be. Whether the person is Cain, Cal, Charles or Alex, the predisposition towards evil has been ever present because of the lack of love’s presence. The first murder in the bible was not when Cain shed Abel’s blood; the first murder was when God killed Cain’s freedom by refusing to love
In Lamentations, the writer discussed Jerusalem being invaded by an enemy. She was powerful and important to many people. The chapter continues to explain that the city is broken and she is a widow having to follow orders from a foreign king. She is depressed, and she mourns the loss of her people and continues to mourn to God. The people in Zion were sinful and wicked; God allowed Babylon to take over the city to show their consequences for being sinful.
Section 1: Describe in detail the injustice being addressed. Be thorough in describing pertinent historical, cultural and religious components. Why did the injustice occur? Who were the perpetrators and who were the victims?
Both the modern lament “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” and the Anglo-Saxon lament “Lament for Boromir” use caesura and anaphora to emphasize the theme of ubi sunt, intense pain and loss. In, “Lament for Boromir”, J. R. R. Tolkien uses caesura and anaphora to emphasize the theme of ubi sunt, or the phrase ‘where are they?’ and intense pain and loss. The “Lament for Boromir” is a song sung as Boromir floats away in a boat at his funeral. A lament is a poem expressing grief usually intense and personal. Tolkien writes, “His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid to rest” (27).
As seen before, Thoth is prayed to for justice as found in the Eloquent Peasant, Horemheb’s Hymn to Thoth, and various other titles found in Egyptian mythology. One portion in the Hymn to Thoth lists his duties as a keeper of justice: “Let us give praise to Thoth, straight plummet in the scales, who repulses evil, who accepts him who leans not on crime. The vizier who settles cases, who changes turmoil to peace; the scribe of the mat who keeps the book, who punishes crime…” (Lichtheim 1976:2: 103). Additionally, when Thoth appears to pass judgement on Seth in the Contendings of Horus and Seth, Lichtheim provides the translation: “Thoth, lord of writing, true scribe of the Ennead” (Lichtheim 1976:2: 220).
God decided to test Abraham and told him to take his only son, Isaac, to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice. Abraham followed God’s instructions and as he was about to kill his only son, God stopped him because He now realized that Abraham is a God fearing man. God said “By myself I have sworn, says the Lord: Because you have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the send that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies, and by your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves, because you have obeyed my voice” (Genesis 22:16-19). God called Abraham to be a blessing unto