“In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the God is one who does not interfere with what people are doing on Earth. He does care about them, even if they have done wrong, doesn’t try to change them, or their morals. He is described as a “watcher” (Fitzgerald 167). God watches people cause their own destruction, but doesn’t do anything about it. God’s role is evident in the lack of religion amongst the upper class, its effect on morality, and the symbolism of God.
It may be important to underline at this point that the New Testament portrays a positive attitude towards submission to another’s authority. There is no place for the secular connotation of submission as depicting inferiority of being, or implying ontological inferiority. The many examples of “submit” or “subject” in the NT never imply ontological inferiority resulting from being under authority even when there is apparent ontological inferiority. When Jesus was submissive to His parents (Lk 2:51), when believers are exhorted to submit to governing authorities (Rom 13:1), when younger believers are urged to submit to elders (1 Pet. 5:5), these passages in no way indicate ontological subordination, particularly the case of Jesus submitting to His parents.
Even though he does not believe in Christianity, he does include religious characters, mostly for satirical effect, as is the fact in The Pearl. Steinbeck presents this character, known only as “the priest”, as a well-meaning individual, however Steinbeck, and therefore the priest, invests his trust in an organization, not God. Included in The Pearl is the character of the priest, who conveys his main role in two scenes, after which he does not make an appearance. Before the reader even meets the priest, poor beggars introduce the concept of the church, which is an integral part of the community, only because of the gossip that circulates about people’s confessions, not because of any spiritual revival. Who would be responsible for the fact that no one would actually go to the church out of obligation, but to hear the latest gossip?
We are reminded of how little has changed in our world, and of how painfully realistic today’s bible story is. However, in the end, the bible story is not really about King Ahab, or Naboth and his vineyard. In the continuation of this reading tomorrow, we will know how this story ends. This is really the story of Elijah, the fearless prophet who speaks the God’s word to Ahab. And the word of God in relation to this story is not at all pleasant.
A constant pain in his hip, leg muscles and face was striken with marks that always reminded him of the struggle he had faced in the Klondike. London ‘s most famous novels are Call of the wild, White fang, The sea-wolf, The iron hell as well as some short stories such as To build a fire, Love of life. I have read some books of Jack London and his novel which I like best is Call of the wild. As you know, Call of the wild is a short adventure novel written by Jack London. It was punlished in 1903.
The thing is, I believed in God and all that, but it wasn't the religious part that interested me. Just being nice to people, that's all. Being decent,’” (77). This proves he wanted to do something more with his life, and even though the war took him from that he still talks about it because it’s something he felt he should do. Henry Dobbins was a kid once, a kid who never thought he’d have to go to war, and going to war didn’t noticeably change him in the reader’s eye, because he either hid it extremely well or he just thought about all the people he might be helping, keeping him sane.
2.3 Sociological perspective: Macionis (), analyzed that sociology is efficient study of human society. Society refers to public who live in a defined region and share a way of existence. Sociology’s analysis of society is a special point of view called a sociological perspective. To define the sociological perspective there is an additional way to define that is considering the general in the particular. It tells that that sociologist look for common pattern in particular human’s behavior.
He isn’t involved in their lives, he doesn’t call, or doesn’t send money to help and he has no idea if his children are alright overall it seems he doesn’t miss them or care about their well-being. Even if, Pop is not there for him, Tex never loses faith in him. In the first chapter he asks his brother if he wrote or call. When he realizes it’s been four months since he had news of his father. He isn’t angry or sad.
There are only two known characters in the story; one is John, the main character; the protagonist of the story, along with the other, which is John’s father. The story doesn’t describe John’s or his father’s physical appearance, however, individually we know what their personalities are like. From the beginning to the end of the story, John has show traits such as courage, determination during his journey. John was also determined to enter the Place of the Gods, furthermore a result of his determination, he had successfully reached the Place of the Gods. John was also shown to be a static character, meaning he didn’t legitimately change by the end of the story.
Are you willing to live in this type of community which is organized but you will not know the meaning of Love, Happiness, Christmas, and Joy? The movie entitled The Giver talks about modern society, a kind of society that is under surveillance, living in a ruled and restricted freedom. Their community doesn’t have emotions, seasons, and even Religion. Their community didn’t experience pain and struggles. Even though they didn’t experience pain and I think their life is not meaningful.