He explains, “There is Hell’s wide gaping mouth open (Page 2)”. This implies that Hell is a wide mouth waiting to swallow those who disobey God. It also conveys that people should follow God’s rules in order to avoid going to Hell or being swallowed by Hell’s open mouth, which awaits them. Edwards daunts his believes into following God in order to get into heaven and avoid Hell. He makes Hell seem like the worst thing ever imagined and that God is willing to send people there for not believing/ following him.
In “Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God”, Johnathan Edwards uses fear to create images that help his audience experience the consequences of sinful behavior. He uses imagery and figurative language to persuade his readers. He wants us to get a mental picture of Hell in your head and he wants us to fear the wrath of God. One such image was when Edward wrote, “When men are on god’s hands and they could fall to Hell, natural men are held in the hands of God, over the pit of Hell.” God could let us fall into the eternity of burning flames anytime He wants to. Edward is trying to persuade people, especially sinners, to turn to God and to look to Him for Salvation.
With all these developed holy laws being challenged, Martin would be undeniably pursued, but also revered for his purge of the ancient system. The purge began with the diminishing of the authority of the pope. He outlined in theses 5-7 that the pope isn’t able to release people of their sin. This within itself created a tide so great that it shook the very foundation of Catholicism. Next, Luther criticized the the system of indulgence and its latent corruption.
Zaroff has made Rainsford play this dangerous, game of hunting humans. Rainsford barely survived and went nearly mad. Would you risk your life for simple sport? Look at all he went through to simply kill an animal. It might seem fun and all but the truth is you want to kill something and there could be another lunatic just like Zaroff waiting for you to be his next
Using fear as a motivational tool is an effective way to modify human behavior. When the world was more dangerous and based on survival, fear helped keep people out of danger. In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Edwards uses imagery, repetition, allusion and the strategy that appeals to fear. Edwards tries to convince Christians that God could instantly drop them into the pit of hell if they
Even after escaping the cave by blinding the monster, Odysseus invites trouble by boasting, “Kyklops, if ever mortal men inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities took your eye: Laërtês’ son whose home’s on Ithaka!” (Book Ⅸ, Lines 548-552). Rather than regretting, Odysseus continues to be arrogant and selfish, despite the consequences that may come from his actions. He craves the glory that is awarded to those who defeat a monster, so Odysseus quickly takes credit for his deed, without thinking of the repercussions that could come if he reveals his name. In spite of these early faults, as Odysseus continues his journey, he learns self-control and humbleness. When Odysseus returns home to Ithaka, he is disguised a beggar.
When readers see the monster as Satan, it brings the theme of isolation and how the monster scares Victor, which makes him feel more alone than ever. The monster is trying to impress Victor the whole story, so by him still receiving Victor’s disapproval devastated him. Understanding this will open up the story for readers in a romantic way because they will gain a deeper insight into the monster's thoughts and
Hrtohgar described Edgetho’s exile: “Edgetho had begun a bitter feud, killing Hathlaf, a Wulfing warrior: your father’s countrymen were afraid of war, if he returned to his home, and they turned him away.” The bitter feud continued until Hrothgar avenged Hathlaf’s death when he “sent ancient treasures through the ocean’s furrows to the Wulfings” The most notorious perpetrator of wergild was Unferth, who is told by Beowulf that he will “suffer hell’s fires.” The Anglo Saxons also strongly believed in the idea of comitatus, or loyalty to the king. This idea was so
His ability to control what he says while burning with desire for revenge shows how important it is for Montresor in perfecting his plan, signifying his freakish obsession of harming Fortunato once again. Even after half a century, Montresor shows no remorse for murdering Fortunato. Instead, his obsession with his clever plan leads him to look back only to acquire a satisfying feeling. Although Montresor is a classic example of an unreliable character, Poe reveals the truth about human nature through his compulsive actions. We pretend to not relate to Montresor as he has a severe case of OCD.