“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them. Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family.
Although they are derived from different cultures and faiths, both Noah’s Ark story and The Epic of Gilgamesh portray the wrath of God or gods on disobedient and ignorant people by a flood. God is portrayed as annoyed and enraged in Noah’s Ark story and in The Epic of Gilgamesh. The Gods are dissatisfied about mankind’s actions. However in Noah’s Ark, God sees that in every human’s heart there are only evil intentions and people are marrying whomever they desire despite having morals and respect for other people’s wives. In the story God reinstates the fact that he has made man mortal and that they will die one day, but he still wishes to kill them now because they a disobeyed him.
On line twenty two he uses Lucifer as an allusion. He refers to him to as a deceptive evil person. He feels like he is an evil person and there is no hope in going back again. He feels like this with him getting dismissed from his job just made his life fell like nothing. He feels like Lucifer.
According to Arnold & Beyer (2008), “the terms of the covenant were a result of God’s grace and love for his people… [and they] established His bond of intimate relationship with them” (p113). All the Commandments show God’s redeeming grace for His people, “He gave them His law in the context of His redemption” (Clowney, 2013, p. 106), and are a “positive expression of God’s will for His people” (Arnold & Beyer, 2008). Clowney (2013) writes, The Ten Commandments begin with God’s description of Himself as the Redeemer of Israel: ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery’ (Exodus 20:2). The great mistake of legalism is to detach the law of God from the God who gave it. (p 106) God is making it known to His people that He is their God, who saved them and is worthy of their love, worship and praise.
Because he did not withhold his son from God, Abraham is promised the same covenant that is talked about in earlier chapters of Genesis. He proved himself worthy of such a promise as he exhibited his devotion towards god. The moral lesson of loyalty within religion can be further explained by the narrative elements of setting, character, and plot. Abraham and Isaac’s story takes place in the land of
In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve faced the consequence they had when betraying God. In the Bible, it states “So He drove out the man;...”, and ““I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;In pain you shall bring forth children;” Eve consequence was to bring children into the world with pain, also being kicked out the garden of Eden with Adam. In Macbeth, he suffered a horrible consequence from the character Macduff. He cut his head off from all the tragedy he caused in everybody's life. The consequence of these two stories are very unthinkable, from being disappointed by God, and being killed just because you wanted to become king.
In Beowulf the main character comes in very humble and becomes a national hero and savior. Along with this both characters express gifts that can only be described as God given. Beowulf uses his gift to help others and keep people safe and out of harm. Odysseus uses his gift to better himself and get things that he wants for himself rather than the people. Both stories have a long and heroic journey involved, but throughout the journey Beowulf is doing it for the good of people, Odysseus is doing for the good of himself.
God’s representation of bravery is something that we should strive for because in The Bible because God is with His people wherever they go. Homer’s representation of bravery is a virtue that people should strive for because it makes his audience look good and heroic. An example of bravery in the Bible is the story of Noah and the Flood. The Bible says, “Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was
There are many similarities and differences between the story of Noah in Genesis and the story of Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh. To start off, the first similarity I found was the reasons why the floods started. Both Gods in each story wanted to dispose of all humanity. However, there is a difference in the reasons why the Gods wanted to. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the God Enlil wanted to destroy mankind because they were too noisy, as shown in this quote, “The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel.” (108) However, in the story of Noah, God wanted to destroy mankind because he saw the wickedness inside them, as shown in this quote, “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth..” (Genesis 6:5) Another similarity is that in both stories a God commanded them to build ships.
Soon after he gets rejected from the De Lacey family, he exclaims to Victor, “Cursed, Cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge” (117). The monster explains that he had been truly overcome with anger because of the De Lacey family’s rejection of him.
The Lord is the source of love and loves unconditionally even giving his only son so that all may have eternal life. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3.16). God loves the world so much that he gave his only son as a sacrifice to atone for our sins. God is a loving god who is full of mercy, not a cruel god that wants to see the world
(Doc. 8). The entire reason of existence was to please their god, and receive salvation so that they may live in paradise when they die. Both Christianity and Judaism believe that God has created man in his image and that He has made man to take care of creation (Doc. 5).
I believe this because Jesus gave his own life for us saving us from our sins. To save us from our own wrongdoings. My favorite bible verse often reminds of God’s love for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John