O’Connor supports her claim by discussing the moral behavior Mrs. Turpin believes Christians should exert, logical reasoning to exemplify why Mrs. Turpin’s character is racist, and emotional language to express how personal goodness is worth nothing if it is not purely for the love of God. The author’s overall purpose is to inform the readers to resist judging others based on their appearances, but rather make self reflections to better their own nature. O’Connor utilizes a candid tone in order to appeal to her audience 's sense of integrity. Due to O’Connor’s religious background as an avid Catholic, her religious references and themes are prevalent in many of her works. In this case, she discusses the moral character of a Christian woman and how the main character believes that her role as a religious woman makes her more pure and holy.
Euripides ' Hekabe establishes a sense of understanding and empathy for those that take revenge and suggests that it may be justified depending on the situation. Using Hekabe 's anagnorisis (656-657) in which she discovers Polymestor, a man she has trusted with her son 's life, has killed him, Euripides creates a feeling of justification toward Hekabe and her tribe of women 's vengeful act of blinding Polymestor and killing his sons. Hekabe further comes to allow the audience to decide if it was just or not, using the dialogue in lines 1097-1224 to voice both Hekabe and Polymestor 's arguments, however uses Agamemnon 's monologue (1207-1220) to demonstrate how Hekabe 's revenge was ultimately justified. Hekabe 's plot for revenge begins as the servant bears the bad news. The servant brings in the corpse of her son and says "This one here is dead- / But you do not bewail him.
As the novel portrays these groups of individuals as direct communication and action from God, the repetition of the phrase “under his eye” provides as a constant reminder of the forceful regime Gilead is, the supposed regime put in place to protect them, and yet it is what fears them most (Atwood, 49). Offred, the protagonist of the novel, uses that she is subjected to fear and grounds herself in small victories that can remain her own. These small victories can be seen through the handmaids use of the pronouns “You” and “Mine” where she grounds herself in knowledge of the past, and hopes of a new future. Attaching a name attaches you to the world of fact which is risker; more hazardous (Atwood, 44,54). The word you can be used to address a thousand, or it can be used to address one.
Morrison had Denver confront her past so that she could move towards a better future. To get the job Denver had to explain what was happening the the Bodwins’ head servant, who took pity on her. Janey, the head servant, told the entire community about Sethe’s predicament. This lead to Ella, a pragmatic and stern slave to point out that although it was wrong for Sethe to kill Beloved it is also wrong for a child to “up and kill the mama.” (p.301) This lead to the community of women coming together to exorcise Beloved from 124. This played into Morrison’s idea that an ancestral history of suffering cannot be easily erased, but it can fade over time with hard work and support from your community.
In the beginning of the text, Celie turns to God as her only resort, instead of seeking an intimate relationship with Him. The very first line of the novel reads, “You better not never tell nobody but God¨ (Walker 1). The beginning of Celie’s relationship with God is forced, meaning Celie cannot grow from it. The first time Celie confides in God about the way Pa treats her and Nettie, is only due to the fact that she is not allowed to tell anyone else. Celie uses God as a coping mechanism by writing to Him, instead of creating a personal relationship through the letters.
O’Connor also carefully draws out her characters. O’Connor made the Grandmother a women so that any reader felt lower than and feel below in authority. The grandmother is shown as a pushy woman with characteristics of selfishness. These characteristics show when she insisted on going to the old house. When she realized that Bailey was not too keen on the idea, she made up a story about treasure to get the kid’s to help beg their dad.
Antigone loved her family and believed they all should be treated equal. Therefore when Creon wouldn’t honor Polynices with a proper burial or allow anyone else to, Antigone knew it was her moral duty to bury him. Antigone told her sister Ismene, “I will bury him myself. And even if I die in the act, that death will be a glory. I will lie with the one I love and loved by him – and outrage sacred to the gods.
We see that he loves her and wants the best for her because he insists that she pray before he kills her because “[Othello] would not kill thy unprepared spirit,” (V,ii. 36). Othello is a different man and can no longer give her the love that she deserved. His heart had grown so cold that he cannot give her mercy, so he rather decided to kill her with a clean spirit, to get the love and mercy from elsewhere. On that note, a guiltless death she dies (V,ii.
In the book, Rankine questions and even connects some of these topics together. For example, in the book, Rankine contemplates the idea of forgiveness when she writes, “What does it mean to forgive and how does forgiveness show itself?” (pg 47). These are, however, not the only questions she is asking; she also seems to question how we really know if we have forgiven, especially if forgiveness is something that we cannot explain to another person. When analyzing page 48, a page on forgiveness, Rankine answers her question of “What is forgiveness?” (47), by answering with “Forgiveness, I finally decide, is not the death of amnesia, nor is it a form of madness […] It is a feeling of nothingness that cannot be
She highlights the importance of true love compared to superficial love, and wants reassurance that her love with Browning is genuine, not based on physicalities. This is explored in sonnet XXI, “say thou dost love me, love me, love me” the imperative tone highlights that Barrett Browning knows exactly what she wants from Browning and isn’t willing to sacrifice her self-respect by loving someone whose feelings aren’t mutual. Barrett Browning wants to feel security in her potential relationship with Browning, as with her religion, their souls will be bound together in the afterlife. “To love me also in silence with thy soul.” The sibilant ‘s’ sound emphasises the connection between the words which counters the idea of superficial love. “Soul” is a biblical allusion to the eternity of their life and love.
Lastly, as a Christian, she is expected to treat others kindly, but she acts contradictory to her faith by labeling Harjo as a bigamist. Precisely, she declared, “The church cannot be defiled by receiving a bigamist into its membership” (Oskison 1040). As a result, from Miss Evans’ behavior, Oskison is able to disseminate America’s true character. Unlike others, he does not excuse or ignore America’s image, instead he confronts
Anne says, “I wish you had a religion, Peter... Oh, I don’t mean you have to be an Orthodox...or believe in Heaven and Hell...I just mean some religion…it doesn’t matter what. Just something to believe in!” In conclusion, I believe that an important theme in The Diary of Anne Frank, is faith or having faith. The idea is to have an idea or entity that you can seek comfort with when everything has gone wrong or horrible. I believe what Anne learned in the end was to always believe in a greater good, have optimism, or a belief. At the end she says that she still believes in spite of everything, that people, no matter what, are good at
In chapter 21, Anne’s heroine biblical morals are shown. Anne notes “My dear Ms. Smith you authority is deficient, this cannot do”(Austen Chapter 21). This quote emphasizes Anne’s moral values and maturity, showing her ability to surpass superficial judgments accepting a person totality. Anne accepts the person in spite of their character flaws. The quote shows Anne’s leadership ability, as she encourages her friends to refrain from telling rumors.
In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he delivers a rebuttal to the churches of Galatia who have rejected him as a “gentile convert”. However, in order to reconstruct the text within the interest of the contemporary reader, it is vital that you follow Aristotle’s model for collecting data in order to cultivate a solid foundation of knowledge that allows you to infer how the letter is applicable to today. The first step is to consider the setting as it relates to the churches of Galatia. In particular, it should be worth noting according to The Harper Collins Study Bible, “The term ‘Galatians’ originally designated a people of Celtic origin who migrated into central Asia Minor and settled in the region around Ancyra.” From this information, we
Her actions, which go against King Kreon’s decree, speak volumes to what is most important to her- respecting her family. This rebellion is easy to sympathize with because she goes about rejecting an unjust order in a peaceful and respectable way. Antigone is a young, yet experienced character in the play. She is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who share one of the cruelest and most twisted stories in Greek mythology. On top of that, her brothers Eteokles and Polyneices killed each other in battle, over a land dispute.