The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao depicts how a supernatural curse seeps into the life of a family and dictates its diasporic experience in the United States. While they do not explicitly state it, all characters in Junot Diaz’ Brief Wondrous Life believe that diasporic life is the result of a supernatural curse, rather than “natural tragedy”; at pivotal moments, however, characters shift from a fear of fukú to a Fuck You and employ tools to dismantle it. Yunior, the character, explicitly states that he does not believe in fukú on multiple occasions, but implicitly believes in it through dictating the novel and attempting to convince the reader of its existence. It is necessary to describe Yunior as a character to aptly analyze the circumstances
Plantinga briefly suggests the possibility of free non-human beings, such as fallen angels or evil spirits, bearing responsibility for natural evil. From this, he appears to attribute natural evil to moral actors that humans are unaware of. One might conclude that Plantinga claims all evil is inevitably moral in nature, just that it is not in the power of humans to know better. Hence, the existence of natural evil is a mere matter of
Humans cannot create omens; they are prophetic messages from the divine. Even elements that seem human are not- the cult members are not humans, but vampires themselves. They have already been touched by the power (or as they call it “gift”) of the unnamed saint, which has stripped them of their humanity. They even have a divine purpose- to serve as the “pointed nails of justice.” While the origin of zombies is secular and the origin of vampires is religious, the same does not hold true for their neutralization. Warm Bodies has a happy ending; Byzantium has an ambiguous one.
Additionally, an individual’s fabrication of mystical beliefs that are nonexistent in the world is another aspect of the disorder. The narrator illustrates, “I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth”. He creates a magical mindset that he is able to hear both in the existence of earth and the afterlife where no individual is able to do. He also presents himself as a God-like figure possessing God’s power of communication between both the living and dead in which to inflate his significance and his capabilities. Furthermore, an individual under the disorder idealizes his or her persecution from others intentionally wanting to inflict any harm to the individual.
This can lead to some discord and animosity, such as brawls, intense arguments, and in some cases war. One may call me fatuous for making these points, because one may think I agree to the existence of good and evil because I stated it is artificial. Well, be prepared to be debunked, as when one references good and evil, they use no scientific evidence of its existence. It’s typically based off of one’s moral compass, law, and literature, but is never genuinely based on a highly accredited scientific source. However, one may argue that you can use people with mental issues who do crimes are evil.
Mary also had enough influence to “stop” Goody Proctor from being totally accused in court and said “But I never see no sign you ever sent your spirit out to hurt no one, and seeing I do live so closely with you, they dismissed it” (Miller Act II). People with enough sense know this too and fear starts to creep into those wondering if they will be accused or not. The girls and others also knew that once they accused someone, she would either have to confess or deny being a witch and be killed: “Hale: They have confessed it. Proctor: And why not, if they must hang for denyin’ it? There are them that will swear to anything before they’ll hang; have you never thought of that” (Miller)?
I think that it all depends on what your definition of supernatural is. There are tons of proof that there is some type of supernatural force behind the mysterious phenomenon and spectacular discoveries. If we keep ignoring these signs, we will be unprepared for the future. If religion is so important, we need to do as our holy texts say and prepare ourselves for what really lurks in our darkest
Beverly conveniently points out that he was too unstable to be an FBI agent in her first conversation with Will. Bev: “Never been an FBI agent?” Will: "Strict screening procedures.“ Bev: "Detects instability. You unstable?” He is treated sensitively and cautiously by many of the main characters on the show. Alana warns Jack, “Don’t let him get too close.” indicating that Jack should take responsibility for Will’s well-being because he is not strong enough to take responsibility for his own well-being. There is apparently some precident for worrying about Will that the audience does not know, so we take the characters’ word for it.
We are prepared for all of the “bad” that comes with the whole drug thing. It seems like it’s all anyone ever talks about when we’re growing up, to stay away from stuff that can ruin us. Everyone always forgets that there are other things in life that have the potential to ruin. So we are never prepared for a person to be the thing that makes us an addict. Nobody ever warns us that the person we love could become our addiction.
Danforth absorbs this. Now Parris cries out: You cannot hang this sort. There is danger for me. I dare not step outside at night!” He is defending himself even towards the end of the book. He is afraid for himself and his reputation he doesn’t care about the lives of those set to