Pontius Pilate Essays

  • Pite In Helen Bond's Pontius Pilate

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    bible tells us of a man known as Pontius Pilate. At the time, he was a cruel Roman governor of Judea under emperor Tiberius. He is widely know as the man who gave the final \order for the crucifixion of Jesus. The governor is looked at as both good and bad. In fact, many scholars think that he was possibly the first ever Christian. However, how was someone who ruled under the ancient Roman law deserving of such title? Helen Bond conveys in her book, Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation, that

  • Pontius Pilate: A Biographical Study

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    insight into appropriate Christian conduct, ethics, and morality. Seeking to underscore this point, this biographical study will examine the life of Pontius Pilate, contrasting his comportment with biblical doctrines and deriving practical application principles. Accordingly, the examination will demonstrate that historical documents portray Pontius Pilate as a tyrannical political figure, more concerned with personal accomplishment than truth, justice, or theological understanding, thereby providing

  • Symbolism In Carrie By Stephen King

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    Stephen King is one of the world’s best selling authors. Selling 350 million copies since his first book “Carrie”, his gripping story lines bring the reader in and have them wanting more. By adding realistic aspects to his stories like town names, historical events for the time period, and going in on a character’s past amplifies the realness aspect of the story. The hidden inner meanings through his plots questions what the narrative is truly about. Stephen King with his artistic use of symbolism

  • Analysis Of The St. John Passion By Bach

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    The argument Michael Marissen makes is comprehensive and logical in showing that the St. John Passion by Bach is not wholly anti-Semitic. I agree that historically and culturally, according to the Biblical texts, not only are the Jews responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion but all of humanity is to blame. The St. John Passion by J. S. Bach will, of course, appear to be anti-Semitic if taken out of the context of a Christian worldview. According to various passages in the gospel of John, the Jews are

  • Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Feminist Analysis

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    ABSTRACT This paper is an analysis of the feministic aspectof Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Feminism is a crusade, which has some aim and dogmas, where a feminist seeks equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women. The storyhere provides feminists a rich ground in which one can explore the codes of sexual morality that the townspeople of Columbia reluctantly uphold. The portrayal of female characters in the novel shows their submissive nature

  • Literary Devices In Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

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    In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", Joyce Carol Oates utilizes a variety of literary devices to strengthen the story in its entirety. This short story is essentially about a 16-year-old girl named Connie and the conflict between her desire to be mature and her desire to remain an adolescent. Throughout the story, the audience sees this conflict through her words in addition to through her behavior. The audience is also introduced to Arnold Friend, a rather peculiar man

  • Synoptic Gospels: The Miracle Maker

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    A synoptic gospel, according to dictionary.com, used chiefly in reference to the first three Gospels (synoptic Gospels) Matthew, Mark, and Luke, from their similarity in content, order, and statement. In the movie, The Miracle Maker, each of the synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, were written with a different goal, a different audience, and their emphasis were different from one another. Nevertheless, the gospels were put together in order to present a similar story with similar incidents

  • Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers Movie Analysis

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    In Kathleen Karlyn’s third chapter of Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers, she states how Girl World is ambivalent. Not only is Girl World unruly because the films place female desire as a focal point in the film, thereby validating the existence of female desire, while also being manufactured by the ideologies of patriarchal and postfeminist cultures with female power stopping at basic normative femininity. The film The Devil Wears Prada (2006) finds itself in agreement with both of these ideas. On

  • Analysis Of Alfred Eisenstaedt's V-J Day Kiss In Times Square

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    IF the text had been written in a different time or place or language or a different audience, how might it differ? In Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photography, V-J Day kiss in Times Square, 1945 we see a United States navy soldier grabbing a female nurse giving her a kiss. The photographer was able to capture the celebration that followed in Times Square after the end of world war 2 which portrays the celebration that ensued in which two individuals shared. In the photograph we see the woman, a nurse

  • Comparison Of Semana Santa Spread To Spain

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    In Hispanic countries, Semana Santa is the equivalent of our Holy Week in the United States. Semana Santa is a week long celebration before Easter. People celebrate Semana Santa starting on Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday. They celebrate with parades and going to church. Spain usually has the most colorful celebrations out of all the Hispanic countries. Semana Santa is one of their top three holidays, but what makes this day so special? Semana Santa and Easter are similar in many ways. They are

  • Themes I Am Malala Yousafzai

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    I Am Malala Themes The book I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World written by Malala Yousafzai is a memoir about her life as a Pashtun in Pakistan, and how the Taliban takes over her town. She grew up being an advocate for women's rights in Pakistan. Her activism drove the Taliban attempt to execute her but she survived. Three important themes come up during her book: religion, survival, and fame, power, and the importance of role models. The theme religion impacts

  • Pontius Pilate In Toni Morrison's Song Of Solomon

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    Pilate is the protagonist of Song of Solomon because she serves as the novel’s moral compass. In the novel, Toni Morrison does not give a direct insight into the feelings or thinkings of Pilate, but here importance is still understood within the audience. Pilate Dead’s name is purposefully used by Toni Morrison to draw a contrast to the biblical reference of Pontius Pilate. In the Bible, Pontius Pilate is a man that looked for himself in adversity and choose the easy way out. He was the man who

  • Song Of Solomon: Pilate's Word

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    novel “Song of Solomon”, for the reader knows who she is from the moment they learn her name. Pilate was named after the biblical figure, Pontius Pilate, the man who was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus, but Pilate does not resonate with Pontius Pilate at all. Although she doesn’t share any characteristics with the origin of her name, when pronounced as “pilot” her name fits her like a glove. Pilate is very knowledgeable when it comes to geography and has migrated to many different places to

  • Pitle Dead In Piilate's Song Of Solomon Pilate

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    Pilate Dead is the sister of Macon Jr. and the Aunt of Milkman. Throughout Song of Solomon Pilate is shown as being a down to earth and caring woman who is righteous in her actions and in her beliefs. Following the death of their father, Pilate and Macon chose to “continue” the legacy of their father in drastically different ways, Macon chose to honor his father by striving to accumulate money, this would lead to a horrible disconnect between him and his wife and son. Whereas Pilate honors her father

  • Augustus Caesar Research Paper

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    And note: In 6 BC Augustus Caesar offered Tiberius command of the East for five years. But Tiberius, noticing Augustus grooming Gaius for power, declined and retired to Rhodes. Here, five years later (January 1 BC?), the grooming of Gaius takes him to Syria exposing him to the East. Augustus obviously planned that Gaius should take a firm hold of the East. This being the case, if Gaius had not already been in Rome, it is likely, on hearing of the death of Herod, Augustus would recall his young grandson

  • The White Heron Play Character Analysis

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    the man in whose innocence he had no doubt. The result of this choice was a permanent conflict inside Pontius Pilate caused by remorse. One can compare “The White Heron” to The Master and Margarita. And one can connect Sylvie to Pontius and the white heron to Yeshua. However, in the first story Sylvia appeared as a person who remained faithful to her choice, whereas in the second story Pontius betrayed his

  • Summary In 'Mains Street And Not Doctor Street'

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    real sense of theater: 
 •Mr. Smith flapping his wide blue wings on the roof of Mercy Hospital •Red velvet rose petals spilled in the snow
•The woman (Pilate) singing the song, “O Sugarman” 
They will reappear frequently in the novel. What contrasts do they present to the world Macon Dead would like to build? 
 During the flight of Mr. Smith, Pilate watches from below and sings the song, "O Sugarman." For most of the men, the flight is a leap towards freedom and liberation both spiritually and physically

  • Fredrick Buechner Telling The Truth Analysis

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    titled, “The Gospel of Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale” and every chapter after is titled after one of these three styles. This chapter reveals a stirring story about Pontius Pilate and his encounter with Jesus that I quickly found myself in. It took nearly no time to realize that I too was searching for the same truth as Pontius Pilate. We all know the story of Jesus’ journey to the

  • Song Of Solomon Character Analysis Essay

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    In the novel, Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison introduces the character of Pilate Dead. The aunt of the main character, Milkman Dead, Pilate is shown to be far more than a supporting cast member. Pilate is a play on naming a character. She is everything from nature shaman to a savior figure like Jesus Christ himself. In this paper, I will explore the many facets of Pilate, and the symbolisms behind them. When looking at Pilate, we need to look at the event of her birth. “How he had copied the group

  • Essay On The Dead Family In Toni Morrison's Song Of Solomon

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    Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon is a novel that is set in the 20th century, Michigan which follows the life of Macon Dead III, who gets the nickname milkman. His sisters are Magdalene, who is called Lena, and First Corinthians. His parents are Ruth and Macon Dead Jr. Unlike most African American families during this time period, the Dead family were financially stable and could afford things that were deemed luxurious. Even though they had money, they still were unhappy with their lives. This