When I read the ending I felt that Dulce Rosa killing herself was meant to happen. I felt like it was necessary for her to do it. Another part of me feels like she should have died with her father. Her change was predictable. I wonder if Dulce Rosa was thinking about her father when she killed herself.
I believe the cause of all of this is because the Puritans were too committed in their religion. Puritans were very committed to their religion, that they didn’t see what was going on. Puritans punished people like Roger Williams for suggesting the colony has a separation church and state. It said the church taught people to express their own opinions and emotions, which could have caused the witch crafts to make the illness. The Puritans believed that god had a part in this.
As David was the leader, his word was law. It was believed that God spoke to him, so each spoken word coming from him was a message from God. A situation that led to the Davidians downfall was David's apocalyptic beliefs. He spoke of the world turning against the Cult and not accepting them. In response he obtained firearms, explosives and such.
This advice goes hand-in-hand with the concept laid out in the “Covenant of Works.” The Puritanism in the region also explains why even the most pious members of the society, including the minister, fall under the influence of the Devil. According to the “Covenant of Grace,” no matter how devout these individuals attempt to be, they are not saved, therefore, they are easily coerced by the
Original sin states that sin is inherently within all of us, we are all born evil and thus have to fight to be good. St. Augustine altered the blame from Christianity’s original views on the devil causing sin, to one focusing on how humans are born evil. The book begins with St. Augustine praising God and asking God for help in what he should do. Then Augustine
Through the juxtaposition of these entwined yet separate forms of logic can the breadth of religious fanaticism be seen. Hale, devout to his religion, is prideful of his abilities to distinguish the mundane from witchcraft, utilizing his religious texts and knowledge to do so; however, such devotion to his religion is misused by the people of Salem, for whenever there is a rumor or heresy that someone is involved in mystical happenings, he scrutinizes the suspect’s actions beyond the usual. Contrasting this to Proctor’s statement, it is paradoxical to the suspect since they will be guilty of the accused actions regardless of what they may do. Regardless, both Proctor and Hale utilize their logical knowledge to refute the other’s claims, thereby defining the general theme of religious fanaticism in a unique approach that supplies reason to both sides - for reason and logic, while synonymous, are not exactly the same in meaning or
To start, Native American spirituality followers don’t take their practices as a religion like other religions, but their beliefs play an important role of themselves. Native American beliefs are deeply rooted in their culture. They believe everything surrounding them is holy, from the largest mountain, to the smallest organism. Also, Native Americans believe that a lesson can be found in all things and everything has a purpose. To sum up the main focus of their Spirituality, it is all about honor, true love, and respect.
Sinners in the hands of an Angry God is a Puritan writing. The Puritans believed in Puritism and believed that God is the everlasting savior that can do no wrong and we as humans are eternal sinners. Belief that few could truly reach heaven, and the rest were doomed to damnation made their lives a struggle with religious anxiety. The followers of Puritism did however know that the pen is mightier than the sword and wrote many stories of fiction, non-fiction, and autobiographies centered around self-reflection of oneself. Further into the stories there was much symbolism hidden in every sentence as the Puritans believed everything was a sign for God, for example if you got a papercut, God wants you to stop reading that book.
Despite their deeply religious values, the members of the Puritan Society in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are equally as sinful as the rest of the world. The Puritans, known for coming to God when given any matter at hand, lay blame on the Devil, regardless of their contradictory values. By putting blame on him for their wrongdoings, the Devil earns power by the Puritans resorting to involving him in a situation whenever any one thing goes wrong. Power is defined by one’s reputation, status, wealth, gender, and age. Although the natural decider of one’s power in the Puritan society is land, the Devil, himself, holds ultimate power; despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan
After listening to such violent repercussions, Tituba admits that she “don 't desire to work for him”(44) though implying contact between the Devil and herself. In spite of fear, Tituba openly admits to being controlled by the Devil, reassuring the prevalence of the Devil in Salem. Being the first character to openly admit to being associated with the Devil, this significantly exemplifies the fear and uncertainty within the townspeople, thus continually augmenting the Devil’s authority over society. As the ferocious argument between Parris, Putnam, and Abigail lingers, Tituba conveys a message “sent by the Devil” explaining his severe hatred toward Parris who “must be kill[ed]! Mr. Parris no goodly... man, and he bid me rise out of my bed and
Since initially puritans, migrated together as a family, it established a sense that they were going to things as one, the community first than themselves. Religion, or more to say, God, was the leading point in which the Puritan’s were able to stumble upon the land since it was given to them. Thus how “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” comes into play, since God has to be praised and adored for him to bless us. God is the greater good and for which we have to follow. If not just like there is God, there is evil and that evil will take you with growing flames.