Many people are confused about the duty of a woman and how she is supposed to serve God because of history. History taught us to never deny someone of gender, race, or even diversity since he or she has human rights. However, this issue should not be viewed as men versus women because this is not a political issue; instead, it should be viewed as the structural of a church. Women should not be priests, pastors, or even rabbis for God condone women for being priests, pastors, and rabbis as well as proscribed. In most religious faiths, like Christianity (excluding Christian denominations), Judaism, and Catholic do not accept women as priests, pastors, and rabbis.
Pascal’s argument is a one sided argument. His argument only applies to one who believes in Christianity, and it does not apply to hundreds of different beliefs around the world. On Examiner.com, the writer in an article states, “He will not leave us or desert us. He has given us His Word, the Holy Spirit.” He, who is identified as God, will not leave his followers because he has given his followers his word. One does not know if he/she has reached death and is seeking afterlife in eternal bliss because there are many Gods who say different things.
I lay my hands upon her head and in the privacy of women, we pray. (158) Terry Tempest Williams is fully aware that she is contradicting the church when she writes “women have no outward authority,” yet she still chooses to take part in a ritual of healing that can only be performed by the men. Williams, however, does so in privacy and in the “secrecy of the sisterhood.” The word secrecy hints at the idea of doing something which is not accepted and against certain beliefs of today’s church. She was born and raised in a home of devout Mormons who follow the traditional beliefs of their faith. She acknowledges that the Mormon Church places great importance on obedience.
In this way, Emily Bronte controls her audience in the same way Heathcliff control’s his... ... middle of paper ... ...ss in the end. Bronte makes this fictional setting seem plausible because she employed both of these themes in the way that she wrote her novel. By purposefully leaving major questions unanswered in the novel, Bronte deceives many readers into thinking that they have free reign in interpreting these perceived plot wholes. In fact, these are not plot wholes at all; but instead, examples of literary genius employed by Emily Bronte that are only appreciated by careful readers. She used unreliable narrators to recant stories that occurred at the Wuthering Heights and the Grange because the details did not need to be overly in depth in order for the major themes to be understood by the attentive audience.
The use of many different devices such as sound, repetition, and metaphors, all help to develop the theme of the poem. Perhaps the best way for the reader to uncover the meaning of the poem at hand is to have a glance into the world of the poet. Emily Dickinson lived alone (emotionally) in a world she filled with her poetry and letters. Dickinson rejected her upbringing and religious background which, in turn, acted to sever her ties with the other people in her society. Much of her poetry served her as a type of therapy in which she could record and sort her thoughts and feelings.
She seemed to concentrate on the oppression of women and presented socially unacceptable ideas at the time of their publication. Although Kate Chopin stirred up great controversy in her time, today her novels, short stories, and poems are often regarded as great literary works that incorporate bold concepts, grim social realities, and also elements of romance. One such novel of Chopin's that embodies these characteristics is The Awakening, first published in 1899. At the time of its release, men held the reigns of society and women basically catered to their every whim. Acts, such as adultery and the abandonment of children, were rarely committed, and they especially were not discussed.
NURTURING THE CARE WITHIN “It is when we include caring and love in our work and our life that we discover and affirm that nursing, like teaching, is more than just a job; it is also a life-giving and life receiving career for a lifetime of growth and learning” (Parker, 2001, p. 345). Since its inception, nursing and its theories have evolved in many ways. Many theories have been developed that focus on various things to distinguish nursing care from medical practice such as Katharine Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory, Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory, and Madeleine Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing Theory. One theorist, Jean Watson, has developed the “Theory of Human Caring” which focuses on how nurses care for their patients. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring philosophy is used to guide new models of caring and healing practices in diverse settings (Parker, 2001).
Symbolism was a major literary element that is developed throughout The Color Purple. A model or image of God in the novel was a truly disturbing and yet a touching dedication to the female spirit and its search for equality, acceptance and independence. The meanings of names, clothes, quilting, occupations, power, and colors are only a few examples of the symbols used by the author to develop the characters of the story. No matter how hard and long Celies looks, it seems impossible to find love and happiness for herself. The purple color itself symbolized love while religion was often seen as offering a path of transformation-a way that leads through to happiness.
Manju Kapur, as a keen observer, explores many aspects of feminine sensibilities in her novel, Difficult Daughters. The novel can be considered as an earnest effort to portray the various nuances of women’s psyche and especially of those women who do not wish to be encoded even by the deceptively trivial bonding of male supremacy. In the novel Virmati and Ida rebel against the existing traditional roles preordained for a woman. In spite of belonging to different generations both show an unmistakable urge of self- actualization. Through Virmati’s and Ida’s private and intimate experiences, Manju Kapur has boldly handled even radical themes.
The dialogue often reveals the sharp disjuncture between thought and speech. Kate Chopin’s true artistry is at work here. Generally, the voice is observant and non judgmental The Awakening tells a story of independence, freedom, and will power unheard of during the times of it’s publication. It is a stirring book that forces you to confront tough issues throughout the novel. It paints a picture of what goes though the mind of a person who loses hope.