A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, deals with the essence of humanity and morality. Being difficult topics to grapple with, many turn to a religious perspective to inform their beliefs on these subjects. Burgess himself is a strongly Catholic individual and this ideology shows through in the ideas presented by A Clockwork Orange. The book contains a number of allusions to the Bible, Jesus and God’s intentions for humanity. These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences.
O’Connor’s use of biblical allusions. O’Connor’s knowledge of Christianity allowed her to create parallels between the Bible and her literary works. O’Connor is remembered as a controversial writer whose grotesque literary works provide religious insights to readers today. As Jennifer Hurley, author of Readings on Flannery O 'Connor, states, “Catholicism was not simply O’Connor’s religion; it was the meaning of her life and the reason why she wrote” (19). Her writings are recognized for their Christian focus and violent elements, which are a source of both praise and criticism.
In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Antigone is punished for burying her dead brother’s body by being buried alive. Antigone gives an emotional speech in which she laments the loss of her youth and her future of marriage and motherhood. In this speech, she employs rhetorical devices like pathos, foreshadowing and extended metaphor. In an attempt to coerce Creon to refrain from burying herself alive, Antigone utilizes the rhetorical device, pathos. She says, “For never had I, even had I been mother of children,” and, “ Cut off from marriage feast, unlasting wife’s true joy, or mother’s bliss, with infant at her breast…” (Sophocles 34).
Sinners vs. Constitution “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and the Iroquois Constitution are two works of art. The first of the two pieces is a dark and horrifying sermon that is intended to scare the Puritans in to being righteous. The Iroquois Constitution is a document that is full of symbolism. This document signifies the peace of five Indian nations. Repetition, description, tone, and influence are the main characteristics of both works of art.
The Crucible Essay Rough Draft Nathaniel Hawthorne and Arthur Miller have some similarities and differences in their books. The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne have some similarities and differences based upon humility and hypocrisy. Both writers in their stories express how the most religious lawful people aren’t as good as they seem. A difference would be the main characters in The Scarlet letter the characters are guilty, but have humility. The Main characters in The Crucible are wicked and get away with things in the ending.
In The Scarlet Letter the narrator says, “Be true! Be true! If you will not show the world your worst, at least show some quality that suggests to others the worst in you!” (Hawthorne, 224) This quote accurately sums up the dilemma that the characters in The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne face. However not all pride in these two books is bad. In The Crucible, John Proctor has so much pride that not only did it cost the life of others but it also cost him his own and in The Scarlet Letter the minister, Arthur Dimmesdale’s pride also caused him to perish.
Dear God." This captures how religion and spirituality are presented in The Color Purple: a switch from a belief in a single God, which to Celie is portrayed as an old white man in a long beard, into a God that exists all around, and is a part of human happiness. Celie started writing letters to God as a way of escaping and in order to survive her father 's sexual abuse and relies on God as she believes that her sister, Nettie is dead. She later comes to view God as an outgrowth of nature 's beauty, after Shug convinces her that God is more than what white people say, and what church teachings confirm. Shug is shown as not naturally religious, she believes strongly God’s most important aim is that he
She realizes that her silence has been slowly killing her saying, "I wept…for all the words never spoken between my mother, my father, and me"(17). By not sharing their story, whether it be to one another or a third party, that she has taken away value from her life. Hiding away this experience has only hindered her life and caused her to loss her sense of identity. The narrator speaks to this saying, "Most of all I cried for those other girls who had vanished and never come back, including myself"(18). She is bringing attention to both the voices that screamed that night and those who were overcome with a deafening silence.
The religious preferences and philosophy of the English Renaissance affected Shakespeare’s writing. The battle for a man’s soul comes from the Christian idea of God in heaven conflicting with Satan in the world. Shakespeare views evil as more than only bad deeds; it breaks the holy order that God instituted to hold the universe together (Miller). Expanding
The poet compares this mother to other mothers in the refugee camp to amplify her love for her child and therefore the suffering she has to go through while watching him die. The other mothers are described by the poet as having “long ceased to care”, suggesting that they have tragically given up their jobs of motherhood, heartbreakingly accepting the death of those close to them. However this is contrasted with this mother’s lovingness and refusal to accept the death of her son, portrayed through the short and sharp phrase “but not this one”. Ugly, disturbing, and brutal images of camp-life such as, “the air was heavy