In his thought-provoking novel, East of Eden, John Steinbeck illustrates the stages of Adam Trask’s life to prove that human beings have the God-given power to choose light over darkness. Although Adam doesn’t utter “Timshel!” until the final page of the novel, Chapter 31 reveals that Trask was strong enough to shake off his personal demons long before Aron’s death. Simultaneously, the chapter provides insight into Cathy’s character and quells the questions: What is a monster, and does Cathy constitute one? These revelations are collectively vital to the text’s thematic development.
John F. Kennedy uses literary devices to capture the attention of the audience, sets himself equal to his audience getting their attention and support, and uses the christian religion to strike the emotions and gain the support of his audience. Kennedy uses many literary devices to catch the attention of his audience. One of these devices is repetition. One example of repetition that Kennedy uses is, “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms-- and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.” Kennedy continues to use “ Let both sides” grab the attention of the audience and show how important this subject is.
John Calvin sparked a theological revolution when he introduced the practice of Calvinism during the 14th century. This ideology suggested spiritual predestination: a conclusion that man had already been picked to go to Hell or Heaven before his life had even begun. While only a few are safe from doom, Calvin’s argument established that the majority of mankind comes into this world already wicked. Humans are not born evil, for their brain does not have any type of moral comprehension or cognitive understanding of evil at the beginning. Evil grows as a product of the environment and the choices made by a person to perform wicked acts.
There are many religions around the world. Not only that, there are many religious organizations, secrets and alternative learning programs. Today’s society gives the public the choice to associate themselves with the religion that best suits their spirit and the option on what he or she believes the most. However, the essence is that religions are not so different from each other. Every religion has fundamental questions about the creation of the world, the man, the immortality and the meaning.
Cole has changed how he feels about nature from the beginning of the book, exactly like how the first and final haikus differ from each other. The following statement shows how he has changed and realized he is a small part of a big circle, and is what inspired the “realizing life’s a circle” part of the haiku: “Standing beside the totems, explained to Peter that being invisible was being a part of life’s circle and accepting it. ‘This morning, when we forgave each other, we also forgave ourselves,’ he said. ‘We allowed ourselves to become a part of the big circle. .
Nancy Farmer describes Matt’s intent on ruling the land as “He would dig up the poppy fields and put in normal crops. Once the eejits were cured, Matt would give them the choice of returning home or working for him.” (Farmer 1). With the support of Celia, Esperanza, Daft Donald and Maria, Matt was determined to make Opium a better place for all. Matt’s return home follows the same journey of an archetypal hero’s return with elixir because Matt had transformed with goodness, compassion as well as the power to transform the country of
George Orwell wrote Animal Farm to warn the English people about the dangers of Totalitarian regimes, more specifically a newly present danger - communism. As you may know, Orwell wrote the book during the second world war, when people were still unaware of how the Russian were treated by Stalin. The intellectual that he was, he felt it was his responsibility to warn them, as directly and clearly as possible. It would be interesting to understand how Orwell’s choice of setting and characters affected the message of the book. In the very first scene of the book old Major tells the other animals of a dream he had a previous night, urging them to start a rebellion against the cruel humans.
The story of “New Adam and Eve” is about the observation of various places on earth as they both descended from heaven (sky) to earth and soon after their fall, they feel strange and somewhat frustrated from this earthly land. This classical and biblical story of Hawthorne is about the amalgamation between art and nature and it describes the concept of re-people on the earth through the biblical and Christian beliefs of classical Adam and Eve who happily lived in Eden and due to the reason of their disobedience of eating prohibited fruit, they had been fallen on the earth as punishment. Hawthorne, through this story, has portrayed the sketch about this world when this world would be devastated and destroyed completely. What would happen after destruction of this world and he imaginary created new Adam and Eve to observe their ancestors livings as they left every things as it is and Adam and Eve are observing this devastated and barren land by visiting market, library, court, jewelry shop, university and private mansion. Lawrence’s “New Eve and Old Adam” New Eve and Old Adam was written by D.H Lawrence in 1912.
The most succinct summary of the action in the The Pilgrim 's Progress is probably the extended title of the work: The Pilgrim 's Progress from this World to That Which is to Come: Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. In the first part of Pilgrim 's Progress, Christian recieves his calling from the Evangelist and leaves his wife and children behind in the City of Destruction. He effectively maneuvers his way through the Slough of Despond, passes under the Wicket Gate (the gate through which the elect must pass, beginning their journey to Heaven) and soon comes to the Interpreter 's House, where he learns to think metaphorically. After leaving this enlightening place, Christian sheds his burden and receives the garb and certificate of the elect from some angels.
Religion plays a vital role in imparting meaning and explanation on the existence and purpose of mankind. It has been an elemental aspect of many societies across different time periods. Religious beliefs and practices affect everything from an individual level such as personal ethics, to a larger scale such as national and international politics. However, what exactly does religion provide? What needs does it serve?