This Primary Source is an excerpt from "The Cremation of Strasbourg Jewry, St. Valentine's Day, February 14, 1349—About the Great Plague and the Burning of the Jews" This document talks about how the Jews were blamed for the spread of the plague by putting poisons into water and wells. Because of this it was decided that all Jews would be burned to death and none would be allowed to enter specific cities for 200 years. Our primary source gives us an idea of what people thought started the plague. Many people blamed the Jews saying that they had killed christ and that they poisoned the water and the wells with the plague. The Black Plague allowed a new wave of Anti-Semitism to spread through Europe.
In this, Victor brought up things that no mortal should know about, such as: cloning, stem cell research, and IVFs. Examples of these were shown when the author states, “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn… my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical… the physical secrets of the world” (43). Victor is knowingly tampering with knowledge that is essentially too great for man. He is also essentially trying to be like God, which is the original sin, and as a result, he is put in eternal despair.
Allusions of the church accompany the charcter of Arnold Friend that solidify this idea of music as religion. When you take the r’s out of Arnold Friend you get: an old fiend. A fiend is defined by a demonic spirit and some would say the devil. This would work as a description of Arnold Friend as his physical appearance makes him seem like something less then human for example when he steps up the stairs his boot turns outward in an unnatural way. Bibilical references also accompany Arnold Friend’s demonic qualities, the numbers 33, 19, 17 are painted on the side of his Jalopy.
By The Waters of Babylon” written by Stephen Vincent Benet, explores the innate behaviors of human beings and describes the aftermath of a nuclear war. In the beginning of the story, the narrator, John, introduced a tribal taboo that is abided amongst “The Hill People.” This indigenous law states that it is forbidden to cross the great river and to look upon the Place of the Gods, for it was greatly populated with spirits and demons. As a manifestation of John’s step towards adulthood or priesthood, John embarked on his curiosity voyage to the Place of the Gods, defying the well established rule within their tribe. Upon his arrival, he stumbled on an elusive and isolated setting with advanced technologies, which he deemed as magic.
Oedipus the King and The Odyssey share many similarities. For instance both start out with conflict, In Oedipus the king the conflict emerges as the plague is destroying Thebes, while in The Odyssey the conflict emerges after Odysseus has finished fighting in the war and tries to return home. “I do pity you children. Don’t’ think I’m unaware.
John Milton’s Paradis Lost is an extravagant poem enlisting the elegance of man’s first act of disobedience towards God. Thus, referencing upon the consequences that result from it. Though Milton’s predicament is seemingly hopeless, he manages to endure. Posing as a puissant figure, standing amongst God’s army of fellow angels, “As when though stood 'st in Heav’n uprights and pure; That glory then, when thou no more waft good” (Milton), Satan has pronounced himself as a more evolved threat of God’s army. In which, Satan withstands the subtle title of an embellishing evil as well as the opening of danger given the opportunity.
All is Not Fair in Love of War The novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut questions how war is perceived by mankind. Vonnegut in his first chapter describes the process of him deciding to use his experience of the Dresden Firebombing in World War II to be the main point of his dark satire. World War Two is one of many bloody conflicts and is certainly not going to be the last. It is ironic that there are so many regulations to the chaotic phenomenon of war because it is trying to give humanity to the destruction of human life.
Unfortunately, Dante’s journey transitions from the wood into the depths of Hell where he and readers discover the Christian view of sin, repentance, and the need for a savior. The author introduces his readers to Jesus Christ during Virgil and Dante’s conversation about the lost souls in Limbo. In the First Circle of Hell, known as Limbo, the lost souls that did not have an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ dwell in this place. Although they did not sin, they did not have a proper relationship with God through Jesus Christ. However, Virgil testifies about Jesus’ decision into Hell when he says, “ I saw a mighty lord descend to us…
The Divine Comedy 1: Hell 116). The scene itself overlaps with ideas relating to biblical texts where ‘Dis’ is the pagan word for the king of Hell, being Satan (p. 121). The ‘Furies’ attempt to kill Dante (with the help of Medusa) for trespassing where such a violent death, being turned into stone, was previously attempted but failed upon Theseus whom arrived at the gates of the ‘City of Dis’ in the form of a mortal (p.
“less for what was there than for what was missing, for what had vanished irretrievably- weather carried or merely rotted away” For example, it is the void left once habitation has been removed that leads to the creation of the uncanny character of the haunted house. In architecture the act of stripping back parts of a building often results in the observer questioning their perception of that type and read it in a different way. This reductive approach when constructing a building leads to an unhomely style of architecture. The window is a very important piece that can be manipulated to create the uncanny.
Devils tower, you hear it and you automatically think of a haunted house or a horror place. But actually no, Devils tower is a mystery. Everything is a mystery but devils tower has an interesting mystery of how it formed and the legends that Native Americans tell the other generations. Many people have different legends that have happened throughout time. Scientist, however, have many theories of how it was formed.
Can a person live by the principles that Jesus outlined in The Sermon on the Mount in the modern world? This is the very question that Bill Myers tackles in his book The Wager, which is a modern-day Job-like story where the Devil makes a bet with God that a human cannot live up to the requirements of The Sermon on the Mount. While Myers is known for books that fall into the mystery and thriller sub-genre of Christian Fiction such as his Forbidden Doors series, this type of undertaking is not new for him. His novel Eli is a similar undertaking in that it adapts the birth of Jesus to modern-day circumstances. In The Wager, Myers uses the story of Michael Steel to reveal how to live by Jesus’ instructions from The Sermon on the Mount despite the insufficiency of human action alone to do so.
My favorite part of the book was when Wright started to address some misconceptions of the good news. One in particular that really stood out to me was the misconception that heaven is a place far away, and that as Christians we should live a life that is pleasing enough to God in order to reach
War is nothing but death, there is no victory in war just death. Death of a nation, death of a generation, death of a time. In this article Richard Bessel provides some very grim and horrifying statistics about the end of the war for the German people and Nazi’s. Bessel’s basic main point of the whole article was to highlight the idea and the fact the Nazi required death for the end of the war. This would be the ultimate sacrifice they preached strongly about as Hitler took control over Germany in 1934.
In the classical drama “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller is about the witch-hunts and trials in the seventeenth century in Salem, Massachusetts was a tragedy. Miller’s drama is a horrific tragedy because nineteen men and women and 2 dogs were we convicted and hanged for witchcraft. For instance John Proctor was put through many things throughout the play, unfair and false accusations were made about him for no reasons. Truth and lies that were made and said ended many relationships and brought forth the real truth which ended with a tragic death. The definition of a tragedy is a literary work in which the protagonist is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope