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.
Daniel Webster was able to convince the jury to say the contract is invalid and saved Jabez. During this, he was also able to make the Devil agree to leave Marshfield and all of its people alone “until Doomsday comes.” Jabez was a beloved man in the community and Daniel Webster did not want to see him leave so he saved Jabez from the Devil. If Tom Walker were to have been more generous and humble, then he might have been able to gone to someone for help to save him from the
This means even those who are good could still go to hell. However, the ones who were granted this spiritual ticket to heaven from birth could lose that right if they do not live a pious lifestyle. The Puritans believe any happenstance around them was a sign of hell if bad, or heaven if good (Ping). Unfortunately, the colonial lifestyle they lived was harsh and these many bad sighs occurred often for the Puritans. Satan played the role
143) The Lord of the Flies (Satan), admits to being the beast. He is behind the corruption growing in the boys. He is the one tempting the boys to turn against each other, and lose trust in one another. The boys’ biggest fear was the beast, but they can’t sharpen a stick at both ends and hunt Satan. Before the blame falls on the Lord of the Flies, notice Satan can tempt people, but he can’t force anyone to do anything.
Hucks guardians, Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, practice Christianity. Huck and Jim on the other hand, believe in superstition: they look for signs for answers rather than God. They look for bad signs in everything; if anything bad happened to them they 're sure to have a sign that was leading to it. Though their superstitions are silly, they do have reason to believe bad things will happen to them: they live in a world where nature is dangerous and people act with hatred. Huck has a realization that the Christian “good’’ isn 't really “good”; they believe Huck will be condemned to hell for saving Jim from slavery.
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
Edward is trying to persuade people, especially sinners, to turn to God and to look to Him for Salvation. “The devil is waiting for them, Hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them and swallow them up”, in this quote, we can imagine the horrors of Hell and what’s waiting for us. The devil can make us do anything and make it seem like it’s blameless for us,
Grendel is Good Nihilism is perhaps the most important philosophy presented in Grendel. This idea is paramount because it informs the reader that there is no good or evil, just people with different agendas. Grendel may be a demon, but he’s a victim of the world. His communication barrier distanced him not only from his mother, but from the humanity he was fascinated with. His loneliness and false belief in nihilism drove him to become the very monster humans thought him to be.
Anyone/thing that is not in the purest form is hateful in the sight of god and is therefore not pure a “deviant’’ (Wyndham 18). Throughout the novel the waknukian society moves father away from perfection due to their prejiduceness against “deviants’’, which creates fear, Isolation and anger. Waknukians are easily influenced by religious beliefs. These beliefs teach them to fear anyone/thing not normal. Fear manipulated the society into thinking normal meant good and ‘’deviant’’ meant evil.
Prometheus was just someone who liked to trick people. He didn’t physically harm Zeus or anyone for the matter. Prometheus is the educator of man, and when he saw all those mortals suffering because of no fire he did something about it and stole it back for them. Prometheus did deserve to be punished, but not as drastically as he was. Zeus gave him pain for entirety, he could’ve just thought of a lesser punishment and did something that showed other gods he was in charge.