Satan, as a character, has been satirized, mocked and made foolish in our modern world. John Milton, however, presents quite a different Satan from the devil-on-your-shoulder image people are used to seeing. In Paradise Lost, Milton draws on the Bible for his source of Satan’s character, thereby creating a horrifyingly corrupt Satan. Despite this portrayal, readers often find themselves sympathizing with Satan’s cause, and his determination, viewing him as a hero for his cause, as evidenced by his long, brave speeches. Later, however Satan’s speeches begin to show signs of regret, making the reader question their initial reaction to him.
It’s the responsibility of the worshipper to understand the consequences associated with disobeying God’s rules, and if he/she doesn’t listen, he/she will suffer the ultimate price, and god will turn against him/her. The Puritans believed that people must engage with God internally, and truly grip and capture the essence of his religious scripture. One might infer that if one is to be a true follower of God, one must be do God justice rightfully and justifiably. According to John Winthrop, in "A Modell of Christian Charitie," the “m... ... middle of paper ... .... He said the most important thing is that people read the bible, engage in their faith, act unified, work humbly, support each other, and refuse to work falsely with God.
Satan has a whole rationale that God had arbitrary power that caused Satan to become the way he is in the poem. This perception serves as Satan’s foundation on behalf of his justification, which we all can relate to because he does not take responsibility but pr... ... middle of paper ... ..., this self-justification and rationalization is a way of him saying, I am justified, which is an innate human quality. This representation is very different from what most people are used to seeing, which results in the reader relating to him and viewing him as victim because we identify with him. The humanizing aspect of Satan in the poem to have an initial reaction and say I am wronged in this situation is identical with our innate reaction to similar incidents. Even though we are different than Satan in many ways, we usually do not take accountability when we are expected to.
The substance of forgiveness is known to be an important thing and concept in the teaching of Jesus. In the Bible, Jesus has made it clear that unforgiveness is known to be a serious sin nurtured in the heart. As per Jesus Christ, it is said that the person needs to be forgiven even if a serious problem is caused due to him. If not, even we would not be forgiven from God. As per Jesus, if you forgive the sin done by the people, your heavenly will also forgive you if you have committed any sin.
Secret sin plays a key role in our lives, and although most of us don’t have physical symbols of this secret sin, it is embedded in our soul. Secret sin tears apart the human soul and psyche, and only after it is dealt with, can we move on to find peace or happiness. We need to make sure that the things that we do wrong, we don’t hide. We have to deal with these sins, and turn them into stepping stones, so as to grow and become a better person. Hiding them leads to destruction, but growing from our faults has no limits.
Discover true identity as selves in life, death, resurrection of Jesus. Story of God tells us we are sinners, in relation to God as infidelity, rebellion, and selfishness. We are created for loyalty, but our sinfulness is loyalty to other things than God. Sin said to be Pride, Self-love, Lust, Sloth . .
Chillingworth proved himself to be a hypocrite because although he was a doctor he inflicted harm upon Chillingworth rather than healing and only cared about revenge. Most of all the Puritans showed themselves to be hypocrites because they acted as if they never sinned. They judge Hester extremely harsh for her sin and yet were still willing to associate with her for the sake of vanity. Everything in The Scarlet Letter is covered with a layer of hypocrisy and evil. Both Hester and Dimmsdale knew that the secret they had should be revealed.
The most intriguing terraces of Purgatory to me are those that deal with the sins of pride and sloth. The proud are being punished, or rather disciplined, by carrying large boulders which results in them ... ... middle of paper ... ...its in Purgatory and He helped them all become more worthy people. Sin is something that we all will struggle with for the duration of our lives. Some people live in bondage to their sin because they don’t know how to undo the patterns of their sins, but, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we do. Living and growing through Jesus is the only way to undo the patterns of our sin and not revert to sin again.
He eventually chooses the second path, saying he “then took the other, as just as fair” (6). This choice is significant later on in the poem, as this decision ends up shaping his life. Although he faces trials and questions his decision, in the end he realizes that by taking the road less traveled by, he has ultimately chosen the right path. In addition, Frost uses symbolism to illustrate that the easy decision is not always the right one to choose. Symbolism is crucial in this piece of work because Frost uses it to show his readers the difference between the two roads that the narrator needs to choose between.
When I think of Creon and Oedipus, I think of them as fools; even though they both become king, they still lost something in the end due to their arrogance and excessive pride. Pride can be both negative and positive; when Pride takes over someone’s life, that person becomes arrogant, because that person tends to look down on others. I am not saying that pride is not a good quality to possess, but too much of a good thing can be a burden. In Antigone, The prophet Tiresias told Creon that “all men make mistakes, it is only human. But once the wrong is done a man can turn his back on folly, misfortune too” (Antigone-lines 1132-1134).