By going against what the Puritan leaders in the church believed, she was also going against the “fathers of the common wealth” (253). Tobin continues to explain how Hutchinson went against the normal standards of woman in her time era by standing up against her male leaders and voicing her views. Hutchinson defended herself in such an orderly manner, as she quoted biblical verses in which she indirectly indicated examples of sexism (255). At the point of Anne Hutchinson’s trial the Puritan churches’ main focus in attempting to excommunicate her was to use religion and the laws bound by God to win their case. The Puritan group leaders used metaphors to further justify their argument, such as comparing God to be the father to the select leaders of the church, who then must act as a father to the public (237).
At the time of when Chaucer lived, the lifestyle of the Middle Ages encircled the Church, both figuratively and literally. It was relevant and well-timed for Chaucer to discuss the issues going on in the Church. Instead of writing directly about the issues, he discusses these issues through indirect descriptions of religious characters in The Canterbury Tales. The nun was one of the many religious characters, which reflected the condition and the issues of the Church in the Middle Ages. The negative characterization of the nun shows the Church’s main areas of corruption: wealth, love, and vanity.
Antigone 's thoughts are violently acknowledged to move the play forward, her decisions show how the law is unruly and unjust in governing the people. Sophocles uses the act of burial as a metaphor that is a tool of violence. Referring back to this particular scene, we understand that Ismene pleads with Antigone to also think of the dangers ahead but she refuses to listen to her (Sophocles [sa]:35). The act of thinking is known to be violent, just as stated previously, but it can bring about transformation and progression because it can bring change (Arendt
The motivations of the crusaders whose names have been largely forgotten is much more uncertain. As mentioned in an earlier paragraph Urban made appeals that listed both secular and religious reasons to join. Some have argued that since most of the crusaders made no money from the crusade that they were not motivated by a desire for material goods when they joined. This argument is supported by the fact that most of the crusader army returned to Europe rather than staying in the new crusader states which indicates that they didn 't join in order to gain land. However just because the crusaders made no money doesn 't prove that greed didn 't inspire people to join.
This quote shows his reasoning “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.” Another reason it was so influential is because it was sold very cheaply so as many people could read it as possible. It also used “common” language and was not seen as aristocratic like the writings of Jefferson. Thomas Paine also swayed many colonists into revolution because of his anger. In Common Sense Thomas Paine seems very angry and emotionally distraught which to many people made the cause seem more apparent. Here is an example of his anger “But where, says some, is the King of America?
As said in the documents I read, the theme is "the fundamental and often universal idea of a literary artwork". One major theme that I have learned throughout this play is Intolerance. The society set in The Crucible is theocratic. That means that the church and the state are one. Their religion is very strict and they have, as quoted in a review document I took notes on, it is an "austere form of Protestantism known as Puritanism", and because of this type of society, they have status involved, and they have what other people think of them on the line.
Her sin is definitely entitled as adultery. The book talks about Puritan world of Boston. It is when the words of God are primary life principals. Nonetheless, here stands a woman who infringes them, and sins against God. It also shocks the readers that the opponent of her crime is a reverend.
Miller comes to the rising action in which he sets to motion the themes, conflicts and incidents of the introduction. In act I the reader sees the rising action when Mrs. Putnam and Parris irritate the belief in sorcery. It goes to act II when the personal interests and prejudices are the fuel of the false accusations that the good become victims...... The rising action include John proctor who is prevented from doing the right thing for a while over his fear of his guilt and the fear of being exposed as an adulterer. The main crisis of the climax takes place at the end of act II as the play 's hardest moment to the reader is provoked by the arrest of Goody Proctor, So John to resist the corruption even if his sin is revealed.
At Gateshead, Jane sees religion used as a justification for unfair treatment. Mrs. Reed slanders Jane as Mr. Brocklehurst first inquires Jane. Upon Mr. Brocklehurst asking if Jane is a good child, Mrs. Reed interrupts by saying “Perhaps the less said on that subject the better” (Bronte 28), implying Jane is not a good child. That along with Mr. Brocklehurst’s claims that Jane has a “wicked heart” (Bronte 29) for not enjoying the entirety of the Bible, leads to Jane’s resentment towards injustice due part on the false use of religion. At Lowood, Jane observes varied uses of religion.
Introduction Thomas Sowell once said, “racism does not have a good track record. It has been tried out for a long time and you would think by now we would want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.” (Romano, 2013). Sowell’s words clearly depict the complexities associated with the notion of racism. Some people may be concerned with the meaning of racism and others may be arguing about its existence, and all the while there are people like Sowell who are distressed due to the perpetuating consequences of racism on societies. Colette Guillaumin 's (1999) explores these complexities associated with racism in her book section, “I Know it’s Not Nice, But .