Just because it is unhealthy does not mean that it is not love. However, if it is so unhealthy that it becomes destructive to both of them, and then we can start to see it as evil. To this reader, their love is tied up with evil because their love has become more important than anything else in their lives and because it is destroying both of them. It is evil to expect another human being to do for you what it is impossible for another human being to do. Heathclif and Catherine see each other as gods, or as God, and expect to be saved by the other as God would save one.
As in Mary's case, her judgement was clouded by her misinterpretation of what she believed to be love. Mary was unable to realize that what appeared to be love was not truly love, " I courted disaster, set out to love a man I knew full well would go away." (Pg. 27) The combination of lust, loneliness, and Mary's undying need for love that created a rude awakening for her. Mankind's intense yearning for love leads him to what seems to be an unending search for it.
This longstanding reputation compels every critic of O'Connor to expose the religious convictions encrypted within her stories. The grandmother's final gesture towards the Misfit is not a moment of grace but rather an extremely selfish act intended to save her life at any cost. Therefore, the grandmother's final gesture symbolizes society's lack of genuine spirituality. Further evidence that supports the notion that "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is a commentary on society's lack of spirituality is its parallelism with Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." The stories conform so closely to one another that one must consider the possibility that Flannery O'Connor used the "Canterbury Tales," or more specifically the "Pardoner's Tale, as an outline for her own commentary about society's lack of genuine spirituality.
On the other hand, Dimmesdale loves Hester and Pearl but because he is selfish and a coward he does not admit his sin of adultery to the community and as a result of his feebleness his love is insincere and devious. In conclusion, even though Chillingworth and Dimmesdale are in love with Hester and Pearl and are apprehensive about what the community will think of their secrets, Dimmesdale’s love for Hester and Pearl is phony and fraudulent because he is a hypocrite, a coward, and prioritizes Puritan society’s expectations above his love for Hester and Pearl.
Is Augustine saying he wasn’t in love or he doesn’t understand love? Both of these statements make me wonder how can he be in love with love, if he isn’t in love. After stating this, Augustine continues to support his statement by talking about friendship. Is the friendship Augustine mentions lustful or sincerely about love? “Thus I polluted the stream of friendship with the filth of unclean desire and sullied its limpidity with the hell of lust.” (pg.
This love for God, although stabilizing, does not completely satisfying his restlessness. Augustine’s restlessness is never fully satisfied, for this is a human condition which cannot be eliminated. Augustine’s pilgrimage is an action for him to transfer his energy from the pursuit of sinful desires into a desire which is fulfilling. Augustine believes that, “Matters are so arranged at [Gods] command that every disordered soul is its own punishment” (I.12.19, p25), for those who desire evil will it upon themselves in their search for clarity, and the punishment for this is through the lack of order in ones own soul. Augustine finds this order through his love of sin, leading to his love for philosophy, and finally for God himself.
Freud believes that the happiness we cannot attain is due to the freedoms we lack. This belief of lacking in freedom is not correct based on the Bible’s chapters. Mans inability to be happy or remain happy is due to his or her need of having something to prove. This feeling that they will be the exception to life’s hardships is the main cause of human’s downfall. The regulations that are made are not because of a higher power bossing them around, but because of the people in society deciding what is acceptable.
When Martin said to overcome the injustice with love and peace, it crept under Malcolm’s skin and continually bothered him, in which he thought, “’Well, let 's overcome them with our capacity to love." What kind of phrase is that?” () Malcolm figured that loving the enemy rather than fighting against the enemy was ridiculous. Not only did Malcolm hate the idea, he felt that when others followed
He convinces humans that they do not need God. Satan being so maleficent, convinced Eve to fall into temptation and she took the fruit from the forbidden tree and ate it. Then Eve brought the fruit to Adam, and Adam also ate from it. At that very moment, sin entered the world and the future of all humanity
Satan actions are the reason why Adam lost his freedom and free will . Milton had supported that Satan is easy to console with and that he is much more like us than God. Satan perceived as a rebellious angel who rises up and defies God’s morals .God purposely let Satan escape hell and flea to Eden , in which had caused the first disobedient act. “ Man’s first disobedience , and the fruit of the forbidden tree , whose mortal taste brought death into the world, and all of our woe ,with loss of Eden, till one greater man restore us, and regain the blissful seat,sing Heav’nly Muse.. what in me is dark illumine , what is low raise and support “, ( page 3 , Paradise lost). Milton describe Eve’s eating of the forbidden fruit had brought the loss of immortality.