He commits himself to the long journey that it will take to travel back to Heaven and hopefully gain revenge against God, who outcast him down to the depths of Hell. Many critics downplay the simple fact that Satan decided to set out on this epic journey, and discussions often arise about “when readers are so conscious of Satan’s absurdities that they forget his cunning and his power” (Steadman 253). Readers are so caught up in their past teaching and beliefs that Satan is inherently evil that they forget all of the basic traits of an epic hero that he legitimately
The only time mistakes are humanly wrong to society is if they are pursued in a truly evil way. By being evil, it heightens the dual personality in everyone including a good side and an evil side. Thus, it creates an alter ego or doppelganger that seeks to better than the true personality. If a person is pure evil and wants to do good, their alter ego will do everything in its power to be good and fair. If the person is good with evil desires, their alter ego will destroy everything good in the soul.
The character more represents vices rather than a person, and truly exemplifies Shakespeare’s view of a corrupting evil (Miller). Best seen in the character Iago, their soul goal in mind is the downfall of the protagonist, and no action is too foul. While Iago is dehumanized, he still has motives and reasons to his corruption. At the pinnacle of his motives stands hatred. Iago hates the moor for not giving the lieutenancy that he so well deserves.
This is an example of good versus evil as Jesus is the good and the people wanting him dead including the king are represented as the bad. In the novel is says, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.”(Matthew 6:3), This quote means that people act the way they feel if you have good or bad stored up in the heart. The purpose of life as shown in this book is to show how to overcome the jealousness from others when you succeed. From this reading I found it interesting that Jesus continued to teach his ideas even though it was dangerous since he got banned from the town.
Friar is saying that he broke the severest laws by marrying Romeo and Juliet without the consent of their parents leading him to believe he is responsible for everything. The quote, "We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better." by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. This applies to the story not by Friar blaming himself but Friar believes that Romeo and Juliet and even their families believe that he is the whole reason for all this misery.Friar stating this causes a ripple in the tone because no one would ever think they would be hearing a priest say this.
In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world. Even in today 's age, these two stories still affirm the evil that manifests inside humans. In these two stories, both Young Goodman Brown and Monstresor see the evil in others, which motivates their actions. No matter how we try to be faithful, loyal, or pure, we as humans cannot escape the evil that is concealed in our hearts and minds. The Bible describes Evil as a sin.
There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why.” (Stevenson 5). It is no accident that Enfield depicted Hyde as a being of displeasing and repulsive appearance. Hyde is a manifestation of everything vicious and evil in human nature, so such well-mannered and benign person as Enfield could not like it. It is an important moment that describes how people see the evil in its pure form.
Dear Children, the god was Apollo. He brought my sick, sick fate upon me. But the blinding hand was my own! How could I bear to see When all my sight was horror everywhere?” Explanation: Oedipus is shown as guilty in this quote because he has done his self-punishment to god’s will. The plague being lifted right after his self-punishment occurs shows how the gods did not care who was being punished, as long as it was the true culprit of the
As Christians, people sometimes behave impolitely to unbelievers instead of showing kindness to them, which brings hatred to all Christians. The most important quality a Christian should have is love and kindness and the passion to help others, but does cloistering does anything good to them? When the prince goes and tries to kill the Red Death in the abbey, no one followed him because they feared the Red Death. Instead of helping each other, people inside the abbey became scared and helpless to other people except dying and screaming (Poe). Furthermore, in the second paragraph of The Masque of the Red Death, Poe writes, When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale … the external world could take care of itself.
The scarlet letter symbolizes Hester’s sin which affects the character developments of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth. Dimmesdale demonstrates his guild when he yells “Had I one friend- or were it my worst enemy!” (Hawthorne 200). Dimmesdale is not satisfied with himself and perceives himself as his worst enemy. Through his words, it portrays his guilt due to the fact that the town perceives him as an angel while he knows that he is a sinner and can not deal with it. Hester Prynne also affects Chillingworth because “That old man’s revenge has been blacker than my sin.” (Hawthorne 203).