In one of the most compelling pieces of Christian mysticism, St. Teresa of Avila brings the reader on a journey through the seven mansions of her soul in which she titles as the Interior Castle. Teresa wrote this mystical text in 1577 as a guide to her fellow nuns in hopes to bring them closer to God through prayer as she has. As fascinating as the journey through the mansions of St. Teresa’s soul, what is even more interesting today is how Teresa continuously balances her own authority as a writer and expert on spiritual matters with her continuously insisting on her lack of knowledge on the subject of mysticism. For instance, in one case she states, “It may even be that everything I say is confused: that, at least is what I’m afraid of”. (52)
Although Kate cares about other peoples’ feelings she refuses to express her own. The traits that Kate possesses makes her the person she is; somebody who cannot express how they feel.
And this is what makes Glinda a more relatable character than what is seen on the surface. Her internal journey is revealed over the course of this song. This responsibility of having to pretend that she is against the “Wicked Witch” when she clearly knows the truth scares her more than actual wickedness because she knows she has to face her true self and not the persona she puts out there for people to see. Throughout the song Glinda is constantly trying to convince herself that she is happy and content with the way things have played out but it is only when she is left all alone that we truly see how making the choice of not leaving with Elphaba, the choice of doing what is expected of her and not what she truly wants, has completely destroyed
(Watson 15) This quote exhibits that she wants to be as honest as possible. Some may think that it actually helps her that she is detached from the political world. This is because she builds her ethos by using her own accomplishments and honesty. These attributes about her prove that she truly cares about the subject and is willing to work for what she believes in.
“On the other hand” is a phrase often used when acknowledging other people’s beliefs. After stating that failing or being rejected, although not an easy thing to accept, Didion believes that this is the foundation for self-respect. This use of argumentative metadiscourse supports her article by showing the reader her thoughts on the subject. Some people think that self-esteem, to an extent, can be harmful to a person’s individual self. Didion states that having a lack of self-esteem is why human beings today are not successful.
Sanders believed in letting the story speak for itself. He also criticizes Kiley for failure to stick to a consistent tone of the story. Mary Anne is no longer sweet and naïve and her eyes lack emotion. On the outside she is the same but something has happened to her to bring her from a state of innocence into understanding.
This could be assumed, due to human nature. The Puritans might believe in perfection but it is definite that, even though she might have thought differently before, Hester does not believe that everybody is perfect. Hester not only gains intuition on strangers but also on the ones closest to her. Throughout her daughter’s life, Hester notices Pearl’s demonic traits. They are not necessarily traits of Pearls, but rather a state of being.
If a person did not have hope they would be constantly anxious. That person would be so worried he or she would be unable to see the goodness or love in life. Hope according to Christians is letting themselves be taken care of by God. Because of this Christians are not preoccupied with fears and can focus their time into something productive, like Mary Astell did (Piper).
“A Good Man is Hard to find”, was one of Ms. Flannery O’Connor’s well known story that shows what she is known for in her writing : violence, well thought characters with humor, and shows her Roman Catholic faith. Throughout the story, there are certain details that make the story what it seems to be than what Ms. O’Connor had to portray. Although it would be seen as a shocking violent murder plot all in one, there can be another side to the story as well. In the story of A Good Man is Hard to Find shows that people would think O’Connor was mocking religion, in actuality she was not. The characters in the story are used to expose the idea between good and evil and hypocrisy.
The narrator’s opinions are not laid out for the reader, leaving us to form our own opinions and thoughts as to why the woman has become obsessed with finding the girl. The narrator knows what the woman thinks and feels, although the woman’s thoughts that the narrator tells the reader is somewhat limited. Nonetheless this insight into the main character shows that the narrator is an omniscient narrator. The narrator also seems trustworthy, simply because the narrator is not biased and lets the reader form their own theories. The narrator tells the story chronologically without flashbacks or flash-forwards.
It will make everythng so much more easy. Overall, Mrs. Wallace and I share what we think makes great leaders, but we differ in the fact that she belives punctuality is most important when I believe
It will be very difficult to get the couple to admit their induvial wrongs. According to McMinn (2007), even though confession draws one out of one’s darkness and brings one into light that there is often at times a sense of urge to resist confession and forgiveness (p. 217). The couple may resistance due to their induvial spiritual pride and not wanting to destroy one’s fantasized persona of
She says little about humanitarian aid in the first chapter besides how much it’s making her hate her life. The negative description of humanitarian aid work is a bit off-putting, not only to people who opened the book thinking they would be learning about aid work but also to her personality as a character. It’s easily assumable that being an aid worker would be a difficult and trying job. But the way Alexander portrays herself right from the start may make it difficult for reader to sympathize with her. It has been suggested that the point of the book was to break the idea of aid workers being humble and selfless people, which in the end the book does very
I get the sense of someone who is so accustomed to this oppressive state of affairs as normal that they do not question it, do not analyze its harmful effects, nor think to find a viable means out. And in some cases, of course, those means are not easy to come by. = = =
In the discussion of “Individuality vs Conformity: a Healthy Middle,” one controversial issue has been is there a ¨Healthy Middle, where it is not too weird but at the same time not the same as others. The author of this passage states that it is simply human nature to want to be liked. In addition, she states that after we embrace this warm feeling of acceptance, another feeling bubbles to the surface. She uses imagery stating that, “at first the feeling is only a spark.” She believes it is our need to feel special, unique, extraordinary, and distinctive.