Racism is built on the idea of belittling someone for something their race. While there are many reasons why racism is wrong, one reason is that it is illogical to look down one someone for something out of their control? How can one be judged on something out of their control? The same question is asked of God: how can God say we all deserve Hell when some people are good? Are they?
No mortal eye will see it withdrawn.” (P.8). Hooper seems to be willing to risk his positions as a minister because of his beliefs, and seems to be setting himself up as a symbol. Towards the end of the story on his deathbed, Hooper instigates his use of rhetorical questions as he tells the people his thoughts with his last bit of strength revealing the deeper meaning behind his veil “Why do you tremble at me alone?” cried he, turning his veiled face round the circle of pale spectators. “Tremble also at each other! Have men avoided me, and women shown no pity, and children screamed and fled, only for my black veil?
“He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face” (Hawthorne XXX) The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne tells the story of a clergyman and a black veil that scares all who see it. Hawthorne’s short story pushes the theme that “Everyone has a black veil and hides who they really are” through dialogue and character’s action. This means every person either hides their unpopular opinions/beliefs or is hiding a secret sin. Dialogue evidence can be found in a conversation between Mr. Hooper and Elizabeth, and what is said at Mr. Hooper’s death bed. Evidence from character actions is seen in how Elizabeth hides her love from Mr. Hooper, and how the whole town treats him with his black veil on.
20:17) which became the primary reason for God's judgement against the house of Ahab (1 Kings 21; Mic. 6:16). When the Lord declares that He will bring disaster "against this family" (2:3), it is clear that the entire community is being held to account for the sinful practices of its leaders. Because these oppressors had seized property from the weak and defenseless (2:1-2), the Assyrians ("apostate") will seize their land and they will be mocked for their losses (2:4). Those who took possession of property unfairly will be excluded from the inheritance they denied to others (2:5).
The delirium from which he suffers is to a family or culture. He has, in effect, been formed by an ideology which strips him of the individual and human identity implicit in the name and which seeks to structure his personal identity around a racial typology according to which black is to white as monkey is to human. In European context also the black man is the symbol of evil. Fanon brings forth many examples of this: “Torturer is the black man, Satan is black, one talk of shadows, when one is dirty one is black – whether one is thinking of physical dirtiness or of moral dirtiness.... The archetype of lowest values is represented by the Negro” (Black Skin 190).
On the one hand, he has his conscience, which pushes him toward obedience to Shylock, (his master). On the other is his prejudice, which sees Jews as devils. He says ““Fiend,” say I, “you counsel well.” To be ruled by my conscience I should stay with the Jew my master, who, God bless the mark, is a kind of devil. And to run away from the Jew I should be ruled by the fiend, who, saving your reverence, is the devil himself.” (2.2.). Judgement of a person by their religion Lancelot Gobbo’s decision to leave his master is solely based on prejudice.
Today’s treatment of mental illness can be seen way back in Mark 5:1-20 when it states that “The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain.” Legion was strong enough to break free of his chains, but instead of returning home and forcing himself back into a community that did not accept him, he remained in a self-exile because of the minority model. Legion’s demonic possession separated him from humanity not only mentally, but also socially. In today’s modern society people with mental disability’s struggle living in a world that judges them for something they have very little or not control
Satan teaches the weaknesses of the mankind using poverty, jail, and persecutions (Csicsila and Rohman 99). According to Satan, the torture man faces in jail, and the widespread among the citizens of the Trench Village justifies the imperfections in the moral sense. Satan further demonstrates presence of persecutions especially of witches as the failures of mankind to use the moral sense properly. Theodor seems convinced. Theodor starts to see sense.
This type of obedience, although it is created from religion, uses the court to implement what they want done. The people confuse the common man with evil and to obey the wishes of God, the people must attack the source. This is clearly seen in the Red Scare, but the American people were not in fear of God, they were in fear of politics, or the government in general. The proof is in the statement, “A young Senator named Joseph McCarthy made a public accusation that more than two hundred “card-carrying” communists had infiltrated the United States government causing fear” (McCarthyism). They too attacked the source of fear, which they claimed to be Communism, but just like the witch hunters claimed the source to be the Devil.
It is the talk of the people that puffs them up, and leave them to thinking they have god-like qualities. Mostly everyone does not want someone in their face telling them that they are better at doing something than they are. The jealousy and rage that must come from that! Our God does not own the quality pride, but if not...where did it originate from? No other than the root of all evil ,Satan the Devil leading everything injurious.