Despite their deeply religious values, the members of the Puritan Society in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are equally as sinful as the rest of the world. The Puritans, known for turning to God when given any matter at hand, lay blame on the Devil, regardless of their contradictory values. By blaming on him for their wrongdoings, the Devil earns power through the Puritans restoring to involve him whenever any one thing goes wrong. Power is defined by one’s reputation, status, wealth, gender, and age; although the natural deciding factor of one’s power in the Puritan society is land, the Devil himself holds ultimate power. Despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan society, serving as the ultimate threat.
The monster sees himself as both Adam and Satan, because like Adam, he was created and set free. Yet he feels like Satan because of how society treats him. While Adam has a companion, the creature longs for one and begins to threaten Victor that if he does not create one, he will harm those around him. In comparison, Victor also feels like characters from Paradise Lost. Victor assumes that role of Satan.
The well known drama, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, delivers an outstanding depiction of the Salem Witch Trials. With many characters deemed as selfish and or sacrificial, it gives the reader the opportunity to decide whether the character was only worried about himself or that they would risk everything for the betterment of the people around them. John Proctor can be seen as both selfish and sacrificial, but he is seen as sacrificial in my eyes. This man is willing and eventually does die to show that you should not believe everything you hear without valid
Killing Simon shows they gave in to temptation, each of them had a bit of evil inside them. People are sinners from birth to death. This evil was already inside the boys, but it required a push from the Lord of the Flies to burst out. It is easy to blame Satan alone, but the truth is each of the boys are to blame. The boys are the
Huck Finn 's sarcastic character perfectly situates him to deride religious belief, representing his personal views. In the first chapter, Huck indicates that hell sounds far more fun than heaven. Later on, in a very prominent scene, the prince, a liar and cheat, convinces the religious population to give him money so he can convert his literary pirate buddies. The religious people are easily led astray, which mocks their opinion and devotion to
The writer narrates a story of evil taking over an innocent man, revealing the fragility of human belief. In the story, the devil uses rhetorical techniques, such as logos and ethos, to lead Goodman Brown astray. By listing several examples of corruption, the devil successfully conveys Goodman that all people are standing on the wicked side. By calling fellow citizens “children”, the devil demonstrates that his ability, visionary, and authority are much greater than those of humans, showing that standing on the evil side is not only a “wise” option, but also a general trend. “Look up to Heaven, and resist the Wicked one” clearly shows that even though Goodman Brown has deep belief in Puritanism, he cannot help himself under the extreme
He has been doing this evil stunt for years. Dimmesdale thought he was truly trying to help him, but in reality he was really trying to make him feel extremely guilty for his decisions and actions. It seems wrong to mentally hurt a minister, but then again, he did do something illegal, according to Chillingworth. He is so obsessed with hurting the minister, he can’t back away from the hobby; “The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape…it was one of those moments – which sometimes occurs only at the interval of years – when a man’s moral aspect is faithfully revealed to his mind’s eye. Not improbably, he had never before viewed himself as he did now” (118).
While Satan, “Our Father Below,” is a self-loving, deceitful father. When everyone agrees that Lewis’s style of writing is instructive. Some say Lewis wrote the book for people to understand and feel sympathy for Satan and his followers “demons”. Lewis’s style of writing makes one better equip to reorganize Satan’s subtle deceptions in three ways: it helps people recognize distractions in our thoughts, it helps people recognize distractions
The Devil and Tom Walker and The Devil and Daniel Webster are two stories based on poor men who made a deal with the Devil by selling their souls. In both of the stories, the Devil appeared as a shady and intimidating man who made them sign the contract in their blood. Both of the men soon realized that the deal was completely and utterly immoral. The men both try to turn to God in all ways possible to get away from the Devil and find a way out of the contract. After the men make the deals with the Devil, the stories take two completely different points of view.
All the King’s Men In “All the King’s Men” by Robert Warren politics corrupt the people who were once revered for their courage to speak against evils. The reason that politics corrupts is the pressure that politics places on those who take part in it and the people they interact with. Corruption is an effect of politics and all of the things that Warren shows alongside it. Warren displays how politics corrupt through Willie Stark’s alcohol abuse during prohibition, love affairs that influence his political career and transformation of Willie Stark’s beliefs from selfless to selfish tendencies. Willie Stark begins to abuse alcohol during his time as governor and this is a major factor in his corruption as it is during the prohibition