Blake attacks the ways in which society has become by comparing good and evil while challenging the orthodoxy of conventional religion. Blake explains that people are resisting their desires and in doing so confining to the rules that the convention of religion has placed on their followers. “The Songs of Innocence & Experience comments on the industrial revolution and the affects it’s had on society. Blake touches on the socials evils that come with the industrialized revolution and the consequences of an unequal social structure. Blake comments on how the corruption of society hinders the freedoms people once felt as children bringing to light such social problems as urban poverty and misery.
Marlowe uses sin, redemption and damnation to get his point across to the audience. The sins that Marlowe specifically uses are those of: pride, covetousness, wrath, envy, gluttony, sloth and lechery. Theses sins are colourfully displayed through the character traits of Dr Faustus. In the process we view them and can adapt them to our own lives and how they are all parts to the corruption of our souls. Marlowe reflects ambition in the character of Faustus to deter the audience from being ambitious, and over-reaching their place in the laws of the church.
Priestly uses Goole as a dramatic device to break away the Birlings' social attitudes piece by piece. Priestly describes how Goole "has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before actually speaking", as if he is examining and then shattering their beliefs. Goole is used as a dramatic device to raise the issue of social attitudes and then examine and destroy the opposing view, whilst promoting the socialist views of J. B. Priestly. Throughout the play, Priestly uses Goole to hit back at the Birlings' social beliefs, creating for the audience clear 'good' and 'bad' sides for them to consider.
Through their writings, Dante and Chaucer used similar and different writing techniques to express their irritations toward the Church and to shed some poor light on the actions that the Church was taking. In the fourteenth century, the Church affected pretty much every aspect of life, from social to economical, etc. Dante was not immune to these influences. Throughout his life he ran into many conflicts with the Church and especially people like Pope Boniface VIII. Dante saw the Church as a corrupt institution th... ... middle of paper ... ...ng corrupt with each and every one of them.
For example, “God is dreadfully provoked, his anger is as great towards them [unconverted men]” (Edwards 41). This example, allows his audience to be frightened about God’s anger towards them. Edwards basically states that God grows angry at men who are not converted. God is not just a little angry at them; he has a great deal of anger. Another example of pathos would be “…to destroy any wicked man, at any moment…so that, thus it is natural men are held in the hand of God, over the pit of hell..." (Edwards 41).
Furthermore, Dante’s orthodoxy expresses mockery because the church did not always have a clear interpretation for the placement of a multiple sinner, thus exposing the inconsistent church. Likewise, Dante’s character development shifts in a negative manner due to evil pressures around him and his exposure to the true earthly sins. In summation, Dante uses the Inferno to express his animosity toward the church and the corrupt environment to expound how people that follow the church would be contaminated, just like the pilgrim. Political figures in Hell explicitly depict their strong connection to the Christian values that govern this era. The many popular figures in Hell, especially the Popes, ended up there for their grievous and shocking misconducts.
Through out the book existentialism goes hand in hand with loss of faith. Many of the soldiers not only lose the hope and joy as they enter. These men are also at a great risk of losing their faith. Because of the horror they see and the destruction and death they are forced to engage in, they question their belief in religion and good. “The sense that bearing witness to something of such unimaginable horror as the holocaust puts the act of witnessing itself under extreme pressure”(War).
The absence of morality in war can change a man to mimic the war itself, and in the current wars America is involved in, the same disillusionment is occurring. People both at home and involved in the war are losing their sense of patriotism because they cannot back a war they do not truly understand. When reading O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”, readers should take a way an understanding that war without purpose does nothing but ruin the credibility of the country as well as the mental stability of all of those involved. Work Cited O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: a Work of Fiction.
The fear he exhibits makes readers feel pity towards him because he is innocent and it creates a negative view of the church and of the government in Florence. Corruption in this case destabilizes the morals of politics because Dante was cheated for a higher official to benefit. In summation, Dante Alighieri uses cantos 19 and 22 in order to covey that the morals of politics and leaders are undermined by corruption. Dante teaches us about the history and politics of his time and he teaches us that it can influence the way society views politics and religion. Through this book we are reminded of how far society has come and how it is able to operate as it still does today.
As the story progresses, conflict overwhelms him and leads to his downfall and the downfall of the Ibo culture. One part of the book that shows how the title is developed is when Okonkwo's character is introduced and explained to the reader. The author tells how he is shameful of his father and that he is belligerent and cold-hearted. Pointing out these flaws in Okonkwo's character seems to foreshadow his downfall. Since Okonkwo probably represents the 'intolerant culture';, that culture's downfall is also foreshadowed.