A couple of guidelines for Jehovah Witnesses are no sex before marriage, no wagering, beside no drinking, no untimely birth, and no war. Sex before marriage is an imperative sin in all religions, yet Jehovah Witnesses view it as something that should not be thought of before marriage in any shape . Wagering is a sort of voracity, and should not be done. A touch of drinking is thought about the Jehovah Witnesses yet if they end up alcoholic, it is seen as a bad behavior. Jehovah Witnesses blame people that rashly end their children .
The Handmaids are also told that , “The Republic of Gilead....knows no bounds. Gilead is within you,”(Atwood 23), as if Gilead is God, a higher power that the Bible suggests is in all human beings. This shifts the Handmaid's’ responsibility from loyalty to God to loyalty to government. This is yet another area where Gilead abuses biblical text in order to justify its
But, Ismene does not want to be punished for entombing her brother against the new king’s orders. “He is to left unburied, left to be eaten by dogs and vultures, a horror for all to see. I am determined that never, if I can help it, shall evil triumph over good.” Creon does not care whether or not Polynices makes it to heaven or not. All he cares about is that the imposter should not be cared for due to he turned his back on the city where he was raised. But, once Creon realizes that it was Antigone that buried him, he sends her to death.
it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century” (King 9). He uses pathos in his argument to show how the church means nothing if it is not willing to sacrifice for the better. How could you call yourself “a man of God” if you can’t accept all of his children? King believes white Christians must sacrifice to stand up for their fellow colored brothers and sisters. That’s what the church is about after all, showing
Polyneices was known as a traitor to Thebes and that is why Creon made the law that Polyneices could not be buried. Even though Antigone was aware of this she was not ready to just leave her brother’s carcass unburied and completely open to animals like birds and dogs. The law was not thought through by creon at all, Creon’s son Haimon even tells his dad that him killing Antigone is guaranteed to bring upon more deaths. Creon started to believe that Haimon had turned over to a criminal, his fiance Antigone, but Haimon re assures Creon that he listens to his father and has the most respect for him. Even though Haimon tells this to Creon, Haimon still tells the King Creon that he is wrong and that the people are talking in town, Haimon says “But I, at any rate, can listen; and i have heard them muttering and whispering in the dark about this
When their hypocrisy in torturing only Orestes is objected to, as his mother committed mariticide and was not hounded, they defend themselves, arguing “[i]t [was] not kindred blood,” and thus it “[did] not count” (III.165). Once the gods threaten to take their powers of retribution from them, they are quick to insist that “[n]o man today / [w]ill stray from virtue / [w]ho knows that Justice / [m]ay strike tomorrow” (III.414-417). This defense relies upon man’s fear of retribution, and the assumption that without it, all men would commit acts of
However, Janie says that they are too focused on other people’s lives and that no matter what Janie says, they will judge her badly. As long as Janie and her friend know the truth, Janie does not care about the useless opinions of others. Lige Moss tells Tony that he does not have a chance with Janie because Janie and Jody are “Isaac and Rebecca”. By alluding to this couple, Hurston is implying that Janie and Jody is a match made by God. Therefore, no other man or woman can break their marriage.
“So go. And please your fantasy and call it wicked what the gods call good” (Sophocles 194). Antigone says this to Ismene after trying to convince her to help with burying their brother. Antigone obeys the laws that she believes to be just, the gods’ laws. “Zeus never promulgated such a law, Nor will you find that Justice, Mistress of the world below, publishes such laws to humankind.
Dimmesdale is also shown in the book to be a generally a nice person. An example of this is is throughout the book, he tries to get more involved in Pearl’s Life as he sees that they are precious moments with his daughter. Another example is when Dimmesdale says to everyone publically he has committed the sin of adultery. Instead of reporting him to the authorities and having him punished, they congratulate him for being holy as he’s always been. This shows that people know him as a nice person.
Parris is afraid of what others might think of him and avoids facing the congregation in order to evade the topic of witchcraft. He expresses this in a conversation with Thomas Putnam, by saying, “ I know that you-you least of all, Thomas, would ever wish so disastrous charge laid upon me. We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house”(13). With this, Arthur Miller shows how caring too much about reputation can turn people into cowards.