Also several of his closest fans at the Holy Office were converts, as in the case of Alonso de Espina and Alonso de Cartagena. It remains the most emblematic inquisitor, even internationally. Which plays the role of villain in pictures, films about legends and brutal persecution of Jews and heretics; Thomas became the first Inquisitor General of Castile and Aragon, and the sadly celebrated. It is estimated that under its mandate, the Inquisition burned more than ten thousand people and more than twenty thousand numbers were sentenced to dishonorable punishment. This figure, however, many modern historians attribute to the exaggerations of poured black legend against
The announcement is first introduced in the quote, “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece./Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope/The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence/The life o’ the building.” (Lines 72-75). This quote is from when Macduff first informs Lennox and Macbeth, although it is not clear at first to them the Macduff means that King Duncan is dead. The language use in Act 2, Scene 3 helps to describe the feeling and atmosphere of such a dark scene. A metonymy is used during the
In the play, Oedipus the King, there are many different examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony. Irony is very prevalent during this play, mostly because of the backstory of Oedipus. Oedipus’s parents were presented with an oracle that stated their son, Oedipus, would eventually destroy the city of Thebes, kill his father, and lie with his own mother (Oedipus Rex 1205-1206). As the story goes on, Thebes is hit with a plague and the only way to get rid of it is to exile or kill the murderer of King Laius, the king of Thebes (99-108). Although Oedipus was determined to find the murderer of Laius, it ended up being himself (1118-1123).
Through personal experience or word of mouth, one often hears of those that suffer due to forces outside of their control and influence. One such person would be the titular character Oedipus in the Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. In the play, Oedipus, the king of Thebes, seeks aid for a plague ravaging his city. He finds out that the plague is due to the unsolved murder of the previous king, and so he then seeks the regicide. Through a series of prophecies, Oedipus learns that he himself killed the king, who is his father, and married his mother, the queen.
Pulled strands stray away from the main tapestry. Each thread threatening to rip the main craft asunder. Such was the malice of my former servant, Morgana Pendragon. Again and again, she injected fire and terror unduly into the populace in my name. Yes, I had issues with Uther and his son, Arthur, for their repression of the Old Religion.
/ It is a deathly thing, beyond cure; / We must not let it feed upon us longer.” - Oedipus hastily that the defilement, which is revealed to be the murderer of the former leader of Thebes Laios, must be removed. Little does he know, he is the the murderer that killed Laios and married his wife, and his murder “brought the plague-wind on the city,” a fact that is known to the audience but lost on Oedipus. An oracle revealed to him long ago when he went searching for the truth about his parents: “I went to the shrine at Delphi… The god dismissed my question without reply; / He spoke of other things. Some were clear, / Full of wretchedness, dreadful, unbearable: / As, that I should lie with my own
A: I found Canto XXXIII of Dante’s Inferno to be an extremely intriguing canto as it highlighted many key themes portrayed throughout all of Inferno such as betrayal, cruelness and death. This can be illustrated from Count Ugolino’s story on his cruel death in the hands of the Archbishop Ruggieri and what led to his journey to Hell. Ugolino begins by calling the archbishop a traitor for imprisoning him and his children, claiming “How [Ugolino] was seized, and executed then, having trusted [Ruggieri] while he betrayed and lied” (Canto XXXIII, p. 1). Then, Ugolino recalled how Ruggieri viciously starved them to the point where, upon witnessing their father’s grief and sorrow, Ugolino’s children began urging their father to eat them in order to relieve their father of his great hunger and ensure his survival. In the following few days, all his sons died of hunger, extending Ugolino’s misery even further.
The tragedy is filled with dramatic ironies due to Oedipus’ ambition in finding King Laius’s murderer. As Oedipus was addressing the people of Thebes about the consequences that will follow the murderer, “Be driven from every house, being, as he is, corruption itself to us”(Sophocles 227-228). The dramatic irony is that Oedipus is the murderer himself but he does not know it yet, so the proclamation that he said should be applied to him. Alternatively, Tiresias replied to Oedipus after he insulted him for being “sightless” and “ senseless” and said, “There is no one here who will not curse you soon, as you curse me.” Tiresias said this because even though he is blind he can still see the truth of who the true murderer is. Therefore soon the people of Thebes will start to cursing Oedipus once they find out he was the reason behind the
Everywhere there are the ruins of the high towers of the gods,” (Pg. 145) which we could infer as a city of some sort. The author carefully chose ominous words to describe this place, “Place of Gods” and “Death Places,” which were destroyed by the “Great Burning.” We finally realize the author’s purpose at the end of the story after John says, “We shall go to the Place of Gods - the place newyork…” (Pg. 150) where we could piece together that the gods are humans with technology, whom were destroyed by this Great Burning and resulted in Death Places where spirits
In addition, Moloch transpires as unfathomably referred to as a rebel angel, counted among the fallen angels. Conspicuously, in the majority of early societies Baal contains an extensive history of perverted sex that in due course, blended into Pan Worship. Mount Hermon occurred as one of the major centers for Baal/Pan worship, involving this brutality of human sacrifices. Principally, Baal is one of the main pagan gods in the Bible; the Hebrew people in the
In Macbeth shakespre has used the theme of blood and death to portray the evil side. In act 2 scene 1 it says that “is dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand”. This quote tell us that Macbeth evil side is leading him to fulfil the dead of killing the king even through Duncan had named him thane of coward .This is a divine rights of king as Macbeth is trying to kill the king even through kings had the direct authority of god which back in the Jacobean times was consider to be a massive sin. The noun “dagger” presents a bloody and deathly imagery this could suggest inner conflict between Macbeth greedy sides as his loyal side. The phrase “towards my hands suggest that Macbeth could be imaging the dagger which could lead him
The church during the Middle Ages suffered many trials and caused many persecutions for others from the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Renaissance. For example, monasteries were often raided by vikings and other enemies while Crusaders tortured non-believers on the way to the Holy Land “in the name of Christ.” The church was technically the power source during the Middle Ages. The church was the most important building and was technically the king. The king listened to the church and if he didn’t he was excommunicated and condemned to hell. If anyone else disagreed with the church, you were considered a heretic and burned at the stake.
Creon using his own form of divine justification explains,”…you are saying what is intolerable, when you say that Divinities have providential concern for this corpse…this fellow who Came to burn the temples girded with columns…(282,286). It becomes evident in these lines that Creon believes that it’s only natural to punish the wicked for their part in harming Thebes. However, Creon’s biggest weakness comes from openly defying both the family bond and set of divine laws that govern the deceased. He “acts pitilessly towards Polyneices’ already grieving relatives by further inflaming their grief”(Ahrensdorf and Pangle 144). Creon goes into conflict with the pious rules set forth by the Gods in response to death.
He set Rome ablaze and used the Christians as scapegoats. He accused them of arson and persecuted many by burning them alive or allowing dogs to tear them to pieces (Lunn-Rockliffe). Emperor Diocletian (284-305) was also notorious for the persecution of Christians. A fire broke out in his palace which caused him great anger. Like the Romans did to the Christians when Nero was in rule, they blamed them for the fire.