“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying” (Nelson Mandela). This statement completely and utterly epitomizes the character of Hester Prynne. The willpower and determination that she displays are two factors that should allow anyone to see her as a hero. Hester was able to turn her very products of sin into something positive. Her relationship with God was thoroughly challenged throughout the novel, but she prevailed.
However, Antigone places her individual conscience and love for her brother Polyneices above and against the power and authority of the state, which costs her life. "You ought to realize we are only women, not meant in nature to fight against men, and that we are ruled, by those who are stronger, to obedience in this and even more painful matters." In the opening of the play, Antigone and Ismene meet in the night. Antigone laments Creon's decree that whoever tries to bury Polyneices or mourn for him must be stoned to death. Although Ismene declares that the sisters lack any power in the situation, Antigone insists that she will bury Polyneices, and asks for Ismene's help.
For instance, Ismene recalls, “You ought to realize we are only women, not meant in nature to fight against men...” (1567). By admitting to Antigone her own weaknesses, Ismene “confronts her own limit and does not back down” from them. (Honig 33) Rather she chooses to yield, to think the matter through, as she understands that “extravagant action is not sensible” (1567). Dean Barker points out that Antigone lacks “the ability to yield” that her sister, Ismene has (30). Because when Ismene tries to council Antigone, Antigone’s response was to say, “If you will talk like this I will loathe you...” (1568).
Paul, on the other hand, believes it to be unnecessary because there is no need for physical proof to prove their trust and that faith in Christ is enough. “Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you” (“The Harper Collins” Galatians 5:2). In this essay, I will be describing how Paul proves his argument by his personal experience, the issue of circumcision, hypocrisy, and the justification of law. Paul had already preached to the Galatians once before and they took to his message quite well.
In The Rover by Aphra Behn the reader is shown how all a woman could do during the 1600’s in Europe was sell herself through marriage or prostitution through the characters Hellena and Angellica. Both women have different views on love, sex, and marriage. Hellena is a woman who does not want to be controlled by men. It has been determined by her father and brother that she will join a nunnery, which she rejects. Hellena doesn’t want her desires to be controlled and feels she has the right to love if she chooses and who she can love.
This explains that it was not a lover but more like a selfish deal because she did not want her uncle to die if she rejects Troilus and not become his lover. She could have rejected him but instead from this fear, it moves her to th... ... middle of paper ... ... for example Troilus. Troilus chose a wrong girl to love since he did not mean anything to her at least she could have done something else except for breaking his heart. In the end the narrator briefly recounts Troilus's death in battle and his ascent to the eighth sphere, draws a moral about the transience of earthly joys. In distinction Criseyde loses what she once considered most important, her name and reputation, but she adapts herself practically to whatever circumstances befall her.
She talks about the role that woman played in the bible and should play in society. This quote shows exactly what she meant “What preacher has done more than the Samaritan woman who was not ashamed to preach Jesus and his word, proclaiming him openly before all the world as soon as she heard from him that we must adore God in spirit and in truth?” (“A Very Useful Letter,” Paragraph 5). By giving an example from scripture, which is the word of God is incredibly significant to Marie’s cause. By showing the role of a woman in scripture, she gives an inspiring view of women and their potential. Marie would go even further mentioning Judas, who betrayed Jesus and of course was a man and to
Even though she displayed remarkable knowledge of theology, she still defied clergy, and was eventually banished for sedition. Williams and Hutchinson were only a few of the growing number of colonists who were discontented with the Puritan government. The Puritans dreamed of creating the perfect god fearing society as a model for the entire Christian world. They did everything in their power to keep this dream alive. They created strict laws, and enforced them vigorously all in the name of God.
Dorothy Walters describes O’Connor’s strategy: Thus, because she perceives grace as the central need of human experience and redemption as the essential aim of life itself, she also insists on the reality of sin and the inevitability of judgment. Unlike many modernists who complain that God has turned His back on the world, she contends that it is man who now shuns God (35). The most troubling issue of these stories is the struggle to justify such grotesque atrocities as the will of the benevolent God Christians faithfully adore. Arthur Kinney grapples with the matter and wonders how Christians are supposed to believe: Joy/Hulga of "Good Country People," left helpless in a barnloft, robbed of her artificial leg some distance from her home and stranded, invalid, no longer whole, by a Bible salesman with pornographic playing cards and a box of contraceptives, is justly treated (Kinney 71). Perhaps, though, O’Connor used Hulga’s feeble attempts at nihilism to contrast sharply with Manley’s outright evilness.
Hippolita is upset but does not fight it, and accepts what Manfred says and joins a monastery. Hippolita pushes her happiness and morals behind her for the benefit of her tyrannical husband. On the other side of the spectrum is Isabella, the girl who is on the right track to becoming a proper lady, but rebels against Manfred. Conrad is soon to elope with her by means of an arranged marriage and Isabella complies until the fateful day when Conrad is killed. When Manfred then sets his mind on marrying Isabella, and Isabella will not adhere to his will so her rebellion ensues.