Sweet friends, what shall become of Faustus, being in hell forever?” (Marlowe Ch. 1956, Page, 108) We can see that Doctor Faustus realized his sins but there is nothing that he can do now. The soliloquy of Doctor Faustus starts just an hour before his damnation, when he realizes that supernatural powers are reserved for gods and anyone who attempts to deal with them, must face eternal damnation. When the final hour strikes, the devils come to take his soul. Doctor Faustus wanted to go beyond limitations of humanity, in other words he wanted to prove that he can become greater than he presently is.
In this picture, God’s hand is above the fire of Hell, which means that he could drop the person, us, anytime we turn away from him. Every time we sin, we’re always closer to going to hell, but we turn and ask God for forgiveness. Like Edward says, “…natural men are held in the hand of God, ver the pit of Hell”, this figurative language means that we are all over the pit of Hell. When he quotes this, I imagine a hand, God’s hands, holding us and trying to save us from going to Hell. Johnathan Edward wants people, but also sinners especially to know this.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his novel, The Scarlet Letter, combines the archetypes of the Outcast and the Devil in Hester Prynne, while also developing a new mentor/initiate relationship between Hester and Dimmesdale to show the pitfalls of accommodation to authority versus free thought. In Chapters 17 and 18, Hester Prynne embodies the Devil not as the evil adversary of heaven seen in Christian cosmology, but as the temptress toward freedom, even against the wishes and conventions of the surrounding society. Outside of Christianity, the devil figure represents temptation, freedom, personal power, new and daring thought, and, in its association with death, great change. As a result of her freedom of speculation remarked upon in previous chapters, Hester is able to suggest that she and Mr. Dimmesdale “leave it all behind” (pg. 155), which, to the rule-following
Throughout the novel there is no difference between someone 's outer and inner beauty, ultimately one 's physical appearance ends up influencing how others character 's perceived them. “Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay, To mould me, Man, did I solicit thee, From darkness to promote me?” (Milton, Book X, 743–745). The following quote appears in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, when Adam grieves over his fallen condition. The creature within Frankenstein, can identify his feelings and compares himself to both Satan and Adam. However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good.
Another characteristic of the angelic creatures that differs from the human kind is the neutrality of the gender, what can also be deduced from Raphael’s answer to Adam. In other words, the unfallen angels in Paradise Lost are considered to have no defined gender or in other view - sharing only one. For human mind this characteristic, as well as every other trait of the angelic creatures, is very difficult to understand because of our need to see or at least feel the evidence. However, John Milton managed to include the neutrality of gender as an angelic trait in his epic poem. It is apparent from Raphael’s response that their physical nature varies from human appearance.
The main character of a story is oftentimes the one who receives the title of the hero, yet the protagonist in this case is Satan. Labeling him as such typically yields controversy, as one side struggles with moral and religious connotation, while the other applies a more literary interpretation. If this is construed as being the character at the center of Campbell’s monomyth, then Satan would be the hero, as his journey greatly parallel’s that of the Hero’s Journey. Therefore, outside of religion, many may agree that throughout this poem, Satan acts as the hero–regardless of one’s standard definition of that word. The separation stage of the monomyth is marked by Satan’s banishment to Hell, and his decision for revenge towards God.
In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the two main characters, Victor Frankenstein and his creature, both display a sense of moral ambiguity. Each character has committed both good and evil alike, and neither knew the consequences of what they had done. However, Victor Frankenstein is generally the morally ambiguous character by his treatment of his creation and his own imperious personality. He wanted to be able to help science by recreating life or bringing it back, but at the same time, he did not want to consider the consequences of doing so. Victor tries to prove himself as a good moral character in the relationship between his creation and himself.
Real versus Real C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters tells the story of Screwtape, a devil in Hell, writing letters to his nephew, Wormwood, who is trying to guide a patient towards Hell over God and Heaven. Lewis has in other works described his thoughts on subjectivism and an objective truth as well as how an objective truth is better than subjectivism. Lewis’ ideas about subjectivism are shown in his non-fictional works, such as The Abolition of Man, in which Lewis describes how an objective truth is better than subjectivism. However, in The Screwtape Letters, Lewis is describing the views of the devil, and therefore the descriptions most often become the opposite of Lewis’ beliefs. Yet, in some circumstances an objective truth can apply
Edward begins with how God is angry and how only through conversion will mankind find peace from going to the pits of hell. Edward explains, "The God that hold you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you and is dreadfully provoked" (Pg. 126). Edward's' metaphor describes how people in life, when faced with a pest such as a spider, think nothing of it at all to kill it. Edwards compares that logic to God's anger against mankind and how God can see mankind as pests and easily throw them down into hell.
To begin his mission, Milton devoted his first book of Paradise Lost to introduce Satan along with his falling angels in Hell attempting to plan a revenge on God. So, Satan is the central figure of book 1, a figure that Milton presents with plenty of epithets and with a magnificent energy and a personal pride. To what extent did Paradise Lost present Satan as a moral agent? Given the politics of the English revolution and restoration, how precisely should we interpret Satan’s language and policy in Hell? Did the spiritual poem reveal the 17th century religious beliefs or Milton’s ones?
Conceivably so, he has traveled deep into the underworld to have an epic face-off with Grendel’s mother coherently being the devil in this peculiar situation. Even though Beowulf nearly gets defeated, God seemingly concedes a sign to him envisioning a sword that eventually aids this warrior to bask and wallow in triumph. He slays and massacres the devil, and a nimble glow and luminosity from heaven seals and engulfs hell as a true benediction. Beowulf formerly returns from the cringes and creases of hell to grasp the eternal elegance of heaven. In this allegory, Beowulf epitomizes Jesus ' Christ descending down to hell and returning back into existence such as the Resurrection.
People are devilish and they should be rebuked and the devils cast from the souls of hell. Religion has been stated to provide inspiration, and is the force that bind individuals together. However, organized faith has its disadvantages. So keep an open mind when dealing with religion. Some do not believe there is a God, or that God cease to exist.
The author used a dark humorous tone when writing this story because “dark” and “gloomy” feelings are frequently sensed throughout the story especially when Goodman enters the forest. Everything Goodman encounters is related to the devil or its evil actions. This distorts the author’s choice of title as “good” because soon Goodman is eventually converted and influenced by the devil and his actions. Some examples of irony are when his wife is the only thing keeping him close to Christian values yet when he leaves she converts and is influenced by deviltry. 3.