Through vivid imagery in chapter 9, Golding paints a scene that uses Simon's death to patently resemble the crucifixion of Christ. The boys on the island are now in dire need of a Christ like character to guide them. To be a “Christ figure” a character must attain and exemplify the traits and values possessed by the Biblical Christ. Although Simon portrays qualities that a Christ figure needs to succeed, he completely fails as evident in his brutal but ineffective crucifixion and his fruitless attempt at martyrdom.
In Dante's Inferno, Dante who is main character is getting a tour of hell by his tour guide Virgil. Virgil his tour guide presents to him all the nine levels of hell, including the punishments the sinners must suffer with for all eternity. In the ninth level of hell, the worst sinners are frozen in a giant lake. The sinners are then eaten alive by whom is so called satan. According to Dante, Satan is described as “Than do the giants with those arms of his; consider now how great must that whole, which unto such a part conforms itself… O, what a marvel it appeared to me, when i beheld three faces on his head!
In those who are themselves human, compassionate and thoughtful, Hyde raises some red flags. Even Jekyll fairly quickly recognizes the nature of Hyde: “Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me [Jekyll] and raged… My devil [Hyde]… came out roaring” (Stevenson 84). However unlike Utterson and Enfield, Jekyll is taken by the “lust for evil.” Even a man as good as Jekyll can be swayed by the dark side.
As a result of straying from the church, Edwards tells the Puritans they belong in Hell. Edward’s uses the Puritans fear of Hell along with rhetorical devices to get the audience to rejoin the church. Hell becomes more realistic through the words of Edwards. He tells the Puritans, “Hell is gaping for them”, meaning Satan wants to be united with the sinners. Edwards elaborates on his claim and states if God were to spare the audience now, they would “immediately sink and plunge into a bottomless gulf” of Hell.
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is a sermon written by Jonathan Edwards, a 17th century Puritan preacher. The sermon is about the fury of God upon sinners, and how He can decide a person’s eternal resting place based on their choices throughout life. For those who are Christ-like, and follow God’s commandments, they will be gifted with a home in Heaven. However, sinners shall face unspeakable doom and misery while they burn in Hell for the rest of eternity. For the majority of the sermon, Edwards highlights the consequences of sinners’ lives, and the rage they shall face from God.
In Shakespeare's “The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” Tybalt is responsible for Tybalt's death due to the fact that all his actions leading up to this one draining event. Tybalt was very angry all the time and had a huge temper, Tybalt was ignorant enough to ignore the prince knowing the consequences, Tybalt also came back to fight knowing what he had inflicted. The first reason Tybalt was responsible for his own death is he never thought about the consequences that reflected off his actions. The reckless actions Tybalt engages in when wanting to start a fight with Romeo at Capulet's party is a prime example of how he was so careless knowing possible consequences.
1-2: When the fifth trumpet is blown, John sees another vision of “a star from heaven that had fallen to the earth.” Interesting enough, “Jesus uses virtually the same expression to describe Satan’s judgment in Luke 10:18” when He watches the devil and his angels being thrown out of heaven. Revelation 9:11 suggests that this angel of the abyss is the king over demonic locusts, and is referred to as destruction. Satan is given the role of “inflicting punishment on sinful humanity”, but Christ, the one who holds the keys to death and Hades alone, and only Christ has the power to give this key to him. This gives the readers an “ever-expanding definition of the extent of God and the Lamb’s sovereignty” over the entire earth.
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the poem’s protagonist bears striking resemblance to Satan from John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Both the Mariner and Satan, mysterious figures forever cursed to walk the Earth; banished from their former lives due to defiance against a divine figure and influencing others to do so also causing demise for all, represent embodiments of the motifs defiance and pride. Coleridge provides an albatross, a large bird of good omen, as a guide for the Mariner’s ship, which the crew praises as a divine figure equating it to a god. However, with the aid of the Albatross, the Mariner, who usually would navigate the ship, is useless and unneeded by his crew members. Out of desperation to restore
Nero Was taught and given a very good education by the philosopher named Seneca, Seneca is a major philosophical figure of the Roman Imperial Period(Vogt, Katja). Nero came to the throne at the age of 17, because the death of Agrippina’s son, but as soon as the event was made public, Nero went to the courtyard, on high gaud himself, between the hours of 6 and 7 o’clock(not sure if it was am or pm), because the omens were so disastrous that no earlier time of the day was judged properly(N.S. Gill). Some of the good things that Nero did as an emperor were, that he reduced taxes, he gave impoverished senators better pay, and Suetonius says Nero devied a method of forgery prevention, and he replaced public banquetes with grain distribution(N.S. Gill; AncientHistory, Nero).
Highly decorative scenes of the damned in agony, the saved ascending to heaven and a simple, yet historic note that reads “Gislebertus hoc fecit” which translates to “Gislebertus made this” (Stokstad and Cothern, 2013), makes the Last Judgment Tympanum at Autun, an important piece of artwork during the Romanesque period. While the connection to Roman sculpture is clearly visible, harkening the intricate, multi scene figures in examples like the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus (Stokstad and Cothern, 2013), deeper scrutiny shows a connection to previous cultures and innately expounded upon one another. Resurrection of Roman art, in conjunction with the spread of Christianity, led to religious pilgrimages, where religious relics and elaborate artwork
Tiziano Vecellio, known as Titian was an extraordinary artist who made many works of art during his long life. According to the traditional date of birth, Titian was born in 1477, but many critics today say his birth date is around 1488/90. Titian was born in Pieve di Cadore, Italy to his parents Gregorio di Conte dei Vecelli, and Gregorio’s wife, Lucia, who were neither rich or poor. His early education included a bit of reading and writing, but he was not literary. When Titian was nine years old he went to Venice with his brother, Francesco, and lived there with his uncle and became Sebastiano Zuccato’s apprentice.