We can define the word salvation as deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. One can be saved by accepting Jesus Christ into your life, but this wasn’t the case for Langston Hughes when he wrote “Salvation”. Having portrayed himself as a young teenage boy when this piece was written and using the first person perspective, the pressure he felt wanting to actually see and feel Jesus is the main reason why he ruined it for himself, and he was not “saved”. The first two lines even say “I was saved from sin when I was going on thirteen. But not really saved.” (Hughes, 299).
Disciples preach what they learn from Christ’s example to others. Even though Simon didn’t really preach Christ-like things to the boys on the island, his example of service and kindness portrays discipleship. In the Bible, Simon (Peter) is a disciple of Christ. Simon was the chief apostle of his day and performed many miracles healing the sick and first opened the gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 10 &11). Furthermore, “The Lord of the Flies” Simon sort of prophesied to Ralph.
Booker looked at the trials in his life as a blessing; He saw that they strengthened and humbled him. "In later years, I confess that I do not envy the white boy as I once did. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Looked at from this standpoint, I almost reach the conclusion that often the Negro boy's birth and connection with an unpopular race is an advantage, so far as real life is concerned. With few exceptions, the Negro youth must work harder and must perform his tasks even better than a white youth in order to secure recognition.
The boys fall deeper into savagery and find themselves disconnected from order and authority, especially as Jack begins to defy Ralph and pull away from the tribe. As the story progressed, this right is abused when Piggy tries to speak and Jack tells him to shut up. Towards the end of the book when Jack is on the run from Ralph’s tribe, he thinks “there was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch.” This shows how much the boys depended on the conch
William Golding’s Use of Rhetorical Strategies to Illustrate Society in “Lord of the Flies” Written in the 1950’s by William Golding, Lord of the Flies is a novel that follows a group of young boys who are stranded on an island with no contact to an adult world. Throughout the novel Golding shows how savage humans can be when there is no authority controlling them, and Golding’s use of thematic vocabulary conveys how power and corruption can lead to a dismantling of order. This disruption in society in turn causes people to reveal their true savage human nature. In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs repetition, diction and symbolism to convey the theme that civilization has become a shield that conceals humanity 's natural wildness and savagery. The repetition used throughout Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies develops Golding’s theme of how savagery is shrouded within civilization, by demonstrating the boys slow progression into monsters as they spend more time on the island.
From what I analyzed, the whole play itself is an allegory of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Though we never meet Godot or learn a lot about him, he can represent the Christian God and Jesus Christ, since they are the same person according to Christianity. In Hebrews 9:28 of the Bible, it mentions that “Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him” (New International Version). In Beckett’s play, both Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for Godot. They repeat that they are waiting for him several times throughout the play.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a book about a group of boys stuck on a deserted island who try to organize their own society which results in a series of events and disasters. This book portrays many different personalities and characters that are important parts of the book. One of the protagonists, Simon, has a plethora of fine qualities such as kindness, intuition, thoughtfulness, and virtue. These qualities shape Simon into a Christ-like figure. Simon is shown to be an image of Christ through his tender-hearted nature, prophetic-like qualities, and understanding of the beast within the boys.
Max Coleman 2 October 2014 Mrs. Carvelli Literature and Composition 2 FIRST DRAFT The Beast Inside Society’s limitations on behavior are mandatory to conceal mans innate sense of evil. Inside of each man exists an ugly side. A side thought by some to be nonexistent. In William Golding’s esteemed novel Lord of the Flies, he makes it clear that we cannot escape our own cruel inclinations, and that without social order we break down into a state of disarray. From the opening pages, we learn that numerous English children are stuck, stranded on a mysterious island.
Choi finds that the boy‘s early understanding of Jesus as “soul-hungry” or, as “something awful,” comes to the conclusion that he must avoid this person because he asks people for redemption or dying to clean their souls from sins (170). Furthermore, When he grows up and after the war had done something to his insides as the author admits, he decides to be a preacher with out serving Jesus. He says: “I’m going to preach a new church-the church of truth without Jesus Christ Crucified.It won’t cost you nothing to join my church. It’s not started yet but it’s going to be.” (28). Choi believes that haze's decision to be a preacher portrays his desire to escape from both God and
The construction of Baldwin 's theology is very interconnected with his experiences and his ultimate falling out with the church and religion, as told in the second portion of the essay. As a young boy, Baldwin sought a gimmick in order to fill the void and fear of possibly living his life on the streets. The Christian church was an authority figure that offered a sense of fulfillment and comfort, providing him with an escape from reality. Although effective, Baldwin eventually grew skeptical and wary of the teachings that he once found meaningful as he realized the imperialistic nature of the church 's past and its limiting impact on the country. For years, religion was used by whites to justify their superiority and oppress blacks.