In the thought provoking play, Much Ado About Nothing, a character named Don John displayed very unchristian like thoughts and actions. Throughout the play, Don John became a very jealous individual, this led him to lie multiple times, and demonstrate a dastard attitude. Don John claims himself as a trouble maker, and he doesn`t fail to disappoint. Many main characters such as Hero, Claudio, and Don Pedro were greatly affected by Don John’s deceptive plots. By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward.
JL Mackie was persuasive in his argument by showing that belief in an almighty God is not rational. He proves this by posing the problem of evil. According to JL Mackie, if God exists and is omniscient, omnipotent, and good then evil would not exist. However, evil exists in this world, sometimes in the form of undeserved suffering (diseases that affect humans, earthquakes, famines ...) and others perpetrated by man (murders, wars ...). If God exists and has the capability to be powerful, good, omniscient and omnipotent, why would he let evil be perpetrated?
Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae. The sin these people committed, goes beyond, what must sinners do, as they chose not to choose a path. They lived their lives apathetically, and neutrally, having no courage to commit to a path, they were the cowards who stayed at home rather than fighting in a war. These people and angels serve as a symbol for cowardice, and lack of commitment. They abandoned everyone in their lives, and so now they have abandoned in their afterlife.
And how dare you even try To tarnish this man’s virtue with a lie”(Tartuffe 3.6.19-20). Tartuffe’s greatest act in the play is shown when he begins to tell Orgon his true demeanor. He tried to take piety on himself by bashing himself so that Orgon would feel bad. “ Yes, my brother, I’m wicked through and through. The most miserable of sinners, I.
He is a cheap thief and an extortionist and often scams innocent old women into giving him their money. He tells a story about the Friar traveling through hell with an angel. The Summoner’s tone throughout the tale is angry and sarcastic. The Summoner demonstrates his ignorance throughout the tale. He extorts money from gullible people by threatening them.
The anguish desolation that Hamlet feels is epitomized through the juxtaposition of his movement; grand sweeping gestures to his jerky and quick accusatory gaze/ arm. Men are prisoners of their appetites, helpless to achieve the goodness so mockingly revealed by their philosophic quest for the ideal. Therefore he cannot trust others as he views humanity to be flawed and thus he perceives all man and women to be corrupt which was a common view during this period due to the protestant reformation and the totalitarian state of England. Hamlet realises that
I am not interested in your feelings or your motivation, but your actions” (Act III, p.74). Those actions do not take into consideration temptation. Subjects to temptation defines a misleading character; therefore, the ability to venture away from morals provides a false interpretation. “Temptation, by its very nature, feels wrong. God 's moral law is written in the heart of every human being (Romans 1:20),
After realizing that his diabolical plan to torture Victor has now led to Victor’s own death, the creation pities himself on how he will never satiate his own desires for companionship. The creation perceives that although he crushed Victor’s hopes, he did not satisfy his own, thus causing the creation to view himself as an abhorred wretch. The creation tells Walton, “The completion of my demoniacal design became an insatiable passion...When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were once filled with the sublime and the transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness...he could not sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured wasting in impotent passions”
This comparison is the most obvious of them all, he declares once and for all that life has no real value and that it is full of fluff, pointless passion, and frivolous excitement. He comes to this by reflecting on how he got the kingship; through unchecked ambition, and realizes that it was not worth it; the murders, the lying, the confusion. Macbeth’s ambitious living caused him to end up not living at
Screwtape says,”The reason one comes to talk as if He really had this impossible Love is our utter failure to find out that real motive. What does He stand to make out of them? That is the insoluble question.” (Lewis, pg. 100) That was interesting to note how Satan is the opposite of God in every belief that he has. And the certainty in which Screwtape proclaims things is utterly astounding.
The supporters of this bill are not bad or evil people; they simply dance a full beat off center, fearful of the changing world around them. They live in a continuous state of self-flagellation of their human condition powerless to reason beyond their inherited convictions of what is right and wrong. They stand upon the soap box of fanatical righteousness married to selective beliefs that are nurtured by an astute conviction that happiness can only be found by embracing the darkness and death. All too often, they cannot be reasoned with, and in fact, it can be extremely dangerous to try. They embrace their phobias as a covetous crusade for their definition of the norm which often disqualifies their understanding of reasonable discourse.
Mr. Hyde feels no remorse for any evil he has done and actually feels elated when he does commit a moral sin. He relishes in his freedom from rules. Although Dr. Jekyll 's personality traits or basic humanistic qualities were split into very different people, he never lost that touch of Mr. Hyde when he was Dr. Jekyll. Rather, he had Mr. Hyde in him his whole life, it would seem, and just succeeded in annexing out Dr. Jekyll when he became Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde never considered how his actions were hurting people.