His body was shaking. Everybody around us was weeping. Someone began to recite Kaddish, the prayer for the dead” (33). In the book Elie could explain more about the prisoners’ journey to the crematorium. He wouldn’t be able to do this in the speech but in the book, he could explain things in great depth which gives more information on the Holocaust and the message Elie wants to send.
Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. Over the years, Judaism has evolved into many different denominations. This separation between Jews is mostly because of their different interpretations of the scriptures. These different denominations range from extremely orthodox and traditional to very liberal and flexible. Orthodox Judaism is as true to the traditional Judaism as it gets.
There’s also the biblical parallel when “The Luck” dies and Kentucky says, ““Dying!” he repeated; “he’s a-taking me with him. Tell the boys I’ve got The luck with me now” ” (Harte 1489). It shows how Christ “The Luck” sacrificed his life so that his followers could go to heaven. In “An Episode of War”, the lieutenant is injured because he was trying to cut coffee into squares equally for his division. He grabs his sword incorrectly and cuts his hand (Crane
Martin Luther King Jr. references the parable of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus in 10:25-37 in his speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” The story goes that there was a Jewish man who was attacked by bandits travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho. And although the Levite and the priest passed by on the other side without stopping to help, a man of another race came by and helped the man in need. In his speech, King states, ‘And you know, it’s possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it’s possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure” (5).
The Catholic Christian Theme of Family and Friendship (parent/child disagreements, sibling rivalry, jealousy, loyalty) appears in Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare through the actions of the characters. The biblical quotation and the theme are relevant to both works because in both works, relationships and the aspect of forgiveness are vital parts of Three Day Road and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For example, at the end of Three Day Road, Xavier seems to find peace after struggling with his decision to kill his childhood friend; Elijah by asking for forgiveness from his spirit. Also, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon forgives Titania for not giving him the Indian Boy and at the end of the
Allusions of the church accompany the charcter of Arnold Friend that solidify this idea of music as religion. When you take the r’s out of Arnold Friend you get: an old fiend. A fiend is defined by a demonic spirit and some would say the devil. This would work as a description of Arnold Friend as his physical appearance makes him seem like something less then human for example when he steps up the stairs his boot turns outward in an unnatural way. Bibilical references also accompany Arnold Friend’s demonic qualities, the numbers 33, 19, 17 are painted on the side of his Jalopy.
Puritanism, a version of Calvinism, addresses the sinfulness of man and claims that God has predetermined those who will be saved and those who won’t; despite their sins. In the poem “Here Follow Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666,” Anne Bradstreet recounts a tragic accident that occurred and how she used it to glorify God. Jonathan Edwards conducted sermon titled, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” in Connecticut, 1741. In this text he goes in depth into the sinful nature of man, and a just and angry God who doesn’t hesitate. Both passages address the life Puritans should live.
I was appointed to do that by God,”(McCarthy 77). The Father’s role as protector of not only the son and their ethics, such as not eating people, but humanity and civilization that both ultimately represent can make the father out to be a martyr figure, with many attributes similar to Jesus. The most compelling of these is in the very end of the novel with the father’s death. After succumbing to his injuries and illness, the father finally dies in the night with the boy next to him. The boy spends three days with the body, directly referencing the resurrection of Christ.
The Delacroix name is French and means “of the cross” (Shmoop Editorial Team). An alert reader can infer that this is an allusion to Jesus Christ and his willing sacrifice on the cross. Jackson writes that “the villagers pronounced his name ‘Dellacroy’” (390). Later in the story, when Tessie is stoned to death by the villagers, the deeper meaning comes forth: the lottery is a violent perversion of what Jesus did on the cross. This town is twisted just like their pronunciation of the Delacroix