John Betjeman shows the woman as not only a selfish person but also a racist who believes that her race is superior. “Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans” “And, even more, protect the whites”. This may have been intentionally included to show that the rich were not only the ones wh... ... middle of paper ... ... of life such as birth and having children as being in their destiny and that people will always look for the spiritual side. In conclusion, I would say that the poets are conscious of the poetic diction they use in order to bring through their feelings about the church. They do not see any reason or need for which religion and believe exist and want superstition to be gotten rid of.
Dickinson was educated in a traditionally Protestant, provincial community and in a religious conservative schools and churches in Amherst and South Hadley. This affected Dickinson as a poet of religious concern, stimulating her to opposition as well as reverence. The Calvinist God she was taught to worship was an arbitrary God of absolute power. She struggles prodigiously in her writing against such an image of God, but also invokes it normally. Emily Dickinson’s imagination is dynamic partly because she thinks of her mental world as always in flux and prefers not to adhere for long to any preconceived religious of philosophical doctrine.
This shows Dickinson's anger toward God. She does not want to have to die to have her questions answered. She wants to be able to live without these questions of what God wants, because they are d... ... middle of paper ... ... He kindly stopped for me- The carriage held but just ourselves- And Immortality." This shows that Dickinson has realized the importance of God in her life, whereas in previous poems she did not.
She searches for the answer to the theory of "survival of the fittest" and questions why God would allow such inhumane acts. He created this world and is continuously destroying it, and for what reason(s)? According to Dillard, it is virtually impossible to believe in a God that is unseen by her eyes and causes so much pain and distruction. She wants to believe that her God would do no harm and only promote positive actions and consequences, but in fact he does the opposite. Her desirable vision of God is difficult to conjure up... ... middle of paper ... ...esh perspective, we can see the beauty in every aspect of life. "
Brooks points out due to God's position of omniscience, it is not possible for a figure like Him to have friends. Throughout Brooks' poem, the preacher implores the reader for answers to his questions, finally concluding that to be God is indeed a lonely life and that God must tire of it from time to time. "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" is a lyrical poem. Indeed, the title itself lends evidence to the poem's genre. It brings forth the feelings and voice of a clear speaker: the preacher.
My meaning for existence rested upon this decision. I cursed the fact that my inquisitiveness hindered my religious practices, but my intelligence also helped me through this difficult period. I knew what my solution was, and my answer was that I did believe in God. Finally, my conclusions were this: “I would rather believe in God and find out he does not exist, than to not believe and find out he does.” Either way I had nothing to lose. I was afraid of questioning because that meant I had little faith, but that is all God wanted.
Taking the prospective as an outsider, it seems like she recognizes the vision as a Godly one, but then forgets all she has priorly discovered as a satanic craziness within herself. This to me seems to be going against what she has been trying to prove. In order to prove God’s presence on the next level, she gets guidance from a friend whom God put in her life. Even though Teresa is an authority figure and should be believed, she didn’t trust herself. I see her act of asking for advice from her confessor and saint friend, as adding more power to her reliability of her saying that God revealed himself in her visions.
Marriage is a sacred thing, and should be out of true love, not some practical purpose. The way religion is portrayed through both of these characters is hypocritical and undesirable. The way religion is portrayed by Helen is quite ... ... middle of paper ... ...he way she treats Rochester. She is kind to him, and maintains a servant like attitude toward him. She also learns to control her passion towards those whom she feels hatred towards, and does not have fits of rage like the old Jane did.
Amanda commonly makes jokes concerning religion, and she herself is often intertwined with religious references. Tom is repeatedly crippled and unaided by what seems to be religion, and in general all of the goals and dreams of the Wingfields are not realized through religion. Amanda seems to be a devout Christian, however the reality to this false appearance is that she is used to mock religion. Amanda seems to be very concerned with being religious, she often reprimands Tom, saying that “Christian Adults don’t want it” (34) when he complains about the lack of adventure in his life. She seems to be a good, religious person who wishes to improve the grim situation her family is in.
Huck does not find any benefit in studying about dead people. Furthermore, religion tends to focus more on doctrines and dogmas rather than practical living. During Huck’s stay at the Grangerfords, he attends church with them. Huck describes the preaching as “pretty ornery”; it was “all about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness” (183). The other members of the congregation felt that the sermon “had such a powerful lot to say about faith, and good works, and free grace, and preforeordestination” (183).