Satan? To most people he is a demon that rules the underworld and to others he is a figment of imagination. In Dante’s Inferno satan contains one heads but had three faces and is chewing on three people thought out to be the worst sinners. As Virgil said, “were he as fair once, as he now is foul, And lifted up his brow against his Maker, well may proceed from him all tribulation” (Inferno: Canto XXXIV). Satan truly is a horrific sight to see to both Dante and Virgil.
Even though the desire of power is different for Satan and Victor it still results in both crossing the line and attempting to play or become God. Satan revolted against God and was cast into Hell due to him not wanting to bow down to the Son of God. His ill intentions were devised with the help of Beelzebub
Grendel was someone who the Dane’s believed to be evil because the Lord’s love was unknown to him. He was carried by emotion and whims and felt jealousy and loneliness. This had given Grendel similar human characteristics to Cain in The Bible. He wanted to be accepted by humans but they only saw a monster, a sinner, a demonic superhuman of pure evil. He felt like he would never get accepted and never live a normal life, so he decided to attack Heorot out of pure jealousy that was shown by Cain in The Bible.
Dimmesdale was a devout Puritan, and because of how hard they were on themselves he believed that he can no longer live a life of happiness. His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret.“While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
However, despite his claim to be above sin, even an omnipotent being such as he was swayed towards sin and promptly cast into Hell- a massive, eternal case of bad fortune. The second excerpt also uses a biblical, pre-ordained example of a victim of bad fortune: a man named Adam. The text explains that Adam was not the result of “man’s unclean seed”, but created by God himself. Adam was even holy enough to dwell in the Garden of Eden (biblical paradise) (9-11). However, despite his divine origins and his access to the highest holiness, bad fortune still befalls Adam as he partakes of the tree of life and is condemned to mortality.
One of the more common rumors was that Pearl was the spawn of Satan. People claimed that Hester had had an affair with "The Black Man", resulting in Pearl. There were claims that Pearl was evil and impure. All of this, of course, was untrue, because Dimmesdale was her real father. While the situation was entirely different, Sam was also accused of being satanic.
Humanistic Satan At a young age, many are taught that Satan is evil, whether the teachings come from biblical references or from another variety of lessons. Not only is it taught to know that Satan is evil, but also to fear Satan himself as if he were a serial killer that has yet to be caught and held captive into an authoritative custody. Although it is unknown what the physical appearance of Satan is, many are told to watch all around them, placing into the minds that Satan could be lurking around the darkest corner if not careful and on guard all of the time. The teachings of Satan on entirety raises a question that many avoid, which is the question of Satan being present here on Earth in a humanistic form. The biblical teachings of Satan only speak of him in Hell, although there are different forms of scripture that speak of the demons of Hell coming to Earth and possessing people.
Religion is an enormous defect of how inequality is used. Once again you get picked on, or you don't get the same rights as another. If someone is atheist and someone else is Christian then the inequality or the religion is; Christian will believe he or she will to the underworld for not being a believer. The atheist will not even care because in god witch means he does not believe in the great Hades. Religion is another lousy excuse used to also define you.
In a Society Full of Hatred, Good Turns Evil John Ortberg once said, “Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus.” However, the story of Frankenstein comes in at a close second to these themes of “human meaning” (Ortberg). The creation is heroic, as well as, a monster, he has an appalling appearance, and he wants love but receives animosity. The creation was born good and made evil. A term for the creation Mary Shelley used was “creature.” Creature is defined to be an animal, as distinct from a human being or a fictional being that is typically frightening (Dictionary.com).
Many believe that revenge is a toxic emotion to carry around with us. However, vengeance is one of the strongest emotions we encounter as humans. At times even stronger than love itself. Victor Frankenstein’s ambition to be better than God himself led him to create the creature. In return the creature was rejected by the person who is supposed to love and protect him.