Such is the attraction of power; he knows that those who sign over their souls will do so regardless of their consequences. When the Old Man persuades Faustus to repent, Mephistophilis threatens Faustus by saying, “Thou traitor, Faustus. I [Mephistophilis] arrest thy [Faustus] soul For disobedience to my [Mephistophilis] sovereign lord [Lucifer]; Revolt, or I’ll inpiecemeal tear thy [Faustus] flesh” (Marlowe 51). Maurice A. Hunt suggests that when the “Old Man tried... to save his [Faustus’s] soul,” Mephistophilis threatened Faustus, which leads to Faustus “collapsed in fear of the devil’s
One of the more common rumors was that Pearl was the spawn of Satan. People claimed that Hester had had an affair with "The Black Man", resulting in Pearl. There were claims that Pearl was evil and impure. All of this, of course, was untrue, because Dimmesdale was her real father. While the situation was entirely different, Sam was also accused of being satanic.
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, She gave me of the tree, ( Genesis III. 8-12) Adam is indeed at fault and instead of simply accepting the blame he attempts to push it off on God himself, saying that He gave Adam the woman that fed him the fruit. Here Adam is doing anything he can to maintain his good standing with his Lord, even if it means throwing Eve under the proverbial bus. In all, evil should be gauged by the darkness of the heart because the intentions are not always as simple as the consequence of the evil action. The ultimate consequence given for an evil action cannot be simply determined by the physical outcome of the sin, but has to take into account the intent of the sinner.
believed it to be an intuitive discernment; a quick but never-failing power of judgment." (marry shelly pg. 30). On the other hand, victor character is perceived by the monster through his view of Victor as a cold creator and an unloving abandoner. Comparing Victor to God and himself to Adam, the monster says, "Many times I have considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition" (Marry Shelley pg.
Humanistic Satan At a young age, many are taught that Satan is evil, whether the teachings come from biblical references or from another variety of lessons. Not only is it taught to know that Satan is evil, but also to fear Satan himself as if he were a serial killer that has yet to be caught and held captive into an authoritative custody. Although it is unknown what the physical appearance of Satan is, many are told to watch all around them, placing into the minds that Satan could be lurking around the darkest corner if not careful and on guard all of the time. The teachings of Satan on entirety raises a question that many avoid, which is the question of Satan being present here on Earth in a humanistic form. The biblical teachings of Satan only speak of him in Hell, although there are different forms of scripture that speak of the demons of Hell coming to Earth and possessing people.
We won’t let him in the town… God didn’t make him, that he is a creature of the Devil, perhaps even the Devil himself.” (27-28). This shows an example of Reverend Brown judging Henry Drummond as an evil man who is even comparable to the Devil, despite the fact that he doesn’t truly know him and
Even though the desire of power is different for Satan and Victor it still results in both crossing the line and attempting to play or become God. Satan revolted against God and was cast into Hell due to him not wanting to bow down to the Son of God. His ill intentions were devised with the help of Beelzebub
However, despite his claim to be above sin, even an omnipotent being such as he was swayed towards sin and promptly cast into Hell- a massive, eternal case of bad fortune. The second excerpt also uses a biblical, pre-ordained example of a victim of bad fortune: a man named Adam. The text explains that Adam was not the result of “man’s unclean seed”, but created by God himself. Adam was even holy enough to dwell in the Garden of Eden (biblical paradise) (9-11). However, despite his divine origins and his access to the highest holiness, bad fortune still befalls Adam as he partakes of the tree of life and is condemned to mortality.
It is important to note that this supernatural being is one of Cain’s clan who was banished by the Creator for killing Abel. “Cain got no good from committing that murder/Because the Almighty made him anathema/And out of the curse of this exile there sprang /Ogres and elves and evil phantoms” (Heaney 109-12). In other words, monsters are created and ostracized on behalf of Cain’s action. Grendel is destined to be an atrocious demon, similar to the caste system where people are unable to move up a caste. Furthermore, the creature can be related to the character, Ralph, from the movie Wreck-It Ralph, where they both are rejected and mistreated only for being what they are.
Where it is opportune to do so, he would use deception to encourage us to rebel against the authority of the word of God, and he would use brute force where it is necessary. He used deception to corrupt the mind of Adam and Eve, David, Solomon, Saul, Samson, Cain, and others, but he used brute force against Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Daniel, John the Baptist, Jesus, Paul, Silas, Simon, and others. Indeed, the serpent is very cunning, and he knows which method could bear the best