Victor forgets the newborn is not yet a man he can blame for his own imperfections. His ardor goes sour and lacking a support group of family and friends around him who conjugate around every new parent for this exact reason; Victor begins to resent the thoughtful cultivation and aspirations, which he sought for his child. Parenting guru’s tells new parents to adjust expectations to fit the baby; Victor is unable to do this. He views his child under a romantic guise until the spark of life enters baby’s lifeless yellow eyes, after which, Victor loses rational thought and abandons his blessing to the hands of an apathetic society. H... ... middle of paper ... ...creature must not have hated Frankenstein during the whole chase and later, depressing times in Frankenstein’s life.
He must struggle futilely to get back to where he was. Torn between the desire to confess and atone for his sin and the cowardice that holds him back, Dimmesdale goes slightly mad. He takes up some morbid forms of penance, fasts and scourgings, but he can neither whip nor starve the sin from his soul. In his agony, he staggers to the pulpit to confess, but his words come out as generalized and meaningless declarations of guilt. The reverend seems to want to reveal himself, but Chillingworth's influence and his own shame are stronger than his weak conscience.
Satan wants to divert our attention away from God and onto ourselves. He has always been envious of the praise, adoration and honor and love that God receives from his church. Satan would rather that we sulk and pout instead of “forget about ourselves and concentrate on Him and worship Him”. I have found that this is one of the many the keys to gaining spiritual victory. By “silencing the enemy” in our lives, we can remove strongholds that Satan has set up in our minds simply by singing the praises of God and walking in the spirit.
The most obvious paradox in the sonnet is the fact that Donne will be free only if God should imprison or enslave him. Donne's uses of syntax and diction gives the impression of how forceful and how dominating sin and God can be in his life. Sonnet 14 gives a personal look at Donne's soul at this point. Even in this late a stage of his life, he still feels that God is absent in it. The impression is evident however that God was once a part of his life, yet sin came back in and had taken over yet again.
In his Confessions, Augustine shows that true happiness is achieved only through faith in God, and that other forms of happiness are only temporary. During the early portion of his life, Augustine loses a dear friend, and it flips his whole world upside-down. He became depressed, moody, and confused. In his confusion, however, Augustine learns and discovers answers to the new questions in his head. The first instance of learning we see is when Augustine is describing the almost incurable pain that plagues him.
Elie is an ever-changing character: his struggle for his faith and conflicting himself about it, his struggle between his faith and the other inmates, and his struggle between God and his relation to Job; even though the underlying conflicts are between Elie and God solely. Elie had once believed that God was the almighty and contained all of the higher power. But, as the concentration camps changed multiple people mentally and physically, the camps had changed Elie too. No matter how strong Elie had once believed in God, that strong belief had dimmed down to a dull minimum, a slim-to-nothing belief left behind. They say change is for the better, but that always isn’t the case.
Satan has been attacking me from all angles possible, but God has shown me how to cast my cares upon Him and let His Spirit be my comfort. I know that my future is in His hands and that He is going to use me in some mighty ways! In conclusion, the Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways! Sometimes we don't agree with Him and that is when we have to submit ourselves to His authority and just do what He says. Without the love of Christ and His Spirit, we are lost.
Many say that "The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." (Psalm 9:9, The Bible). In the novel, "Life of Pi", Martel communicates the strenuous journey of finding out who you really are in certain circumstances. In other words, the author emphasizes the idea of internal struggle of a young boy connecting to the human condition through religion, the deal of maintaining faith in order to survive and compromising certain beliefs in order to live, and telling the real story versus the better story by the usage of three settings which are India, the ocean, and Mexico. In the beginning of the story, the Indian setting indicates an internal struggle through the aspects of religion of Pi's views and a certain connection to the human condition.
He then deliberates to what extent he was sinning at a young age. Augustine says, “I have personally watched and studied a jealous baby. He could not yet speak and, pale with jealousy and bitterness, glared at his brother sharing his mother’s milk”. At a young age Augustine didn’t understand the importance of sin, but this is what ultimately will bring him closer to God. Augustine’s enters the social world and sins for pleasure.
Donne is in a constant struggle between good and evil. In the poem Donne is pleasing with God to enter into his heart and rid him of all of the evil that has overtaken him. Bold imagery is used throughout the poem to explain the constant struggle that the writer is experiencing that the given time. The speaker of the poem believes himself to be weak in his faith and he wants to be conquered by God and not by Satan. “Batter my heart, three-personed God ; for you” (John Donne) “As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ;” (John Donne) “That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend “(John Donne) “Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new.” (John Donne) During the first four lines of the poem the speaker feels like God has been very generous to him, he feels that God is almost too friendly and that he has been too caring.